The Post Quantum Cryptography in the Indo-Pacific Project (PQCIP) is providing free training to government organisations and businesses from across the Indo-Pacific to help them prepare for emerging quantum computing threats.
Currently we rely on traditional encryption methods as one of the tools in the digital toolbox to protect our information. However, with new advances in quantum computing technology, the protection offered by traditional encryption methods is at risk. Currently deployed cryptography is not strong enough to withstand attacks from future large-scale quantum computers, which will become a reality in the coming years. Post-quantum cryptography involves mathematical techniques for ensuring that information stays private, or is authentic, and resists attacks by both quantum and non-quantum (i.e. classical) computers.
The PQCIP is designed to help participants future-proof their systems with post-quantum cryptography. The program involves an assessment of each participant’s current cybersecurity capabilities followed by tailored educational programs conducted by cybersecurity experts that will train participants to deploy post-quantum cryptography. Each training module will be delivered by cryptography experts from Monash University, adapted to meet the local needs, and provided free of charge.
The team from Monash University and OCSC have more than 20 collective years of experience working in cybersecurity across a broad range of industries and regions. This includes working with post-quantum cryptography and cybersecurity standardisation, consulting in the public and private sectors, and providing advice on cyber strategy and policy to governments in the Indo-Pacific to strengthen their national cybersecurity resilience.