The Post-Quantum Cryptography in the Indo-Pacific Program (PQCIP) is an educational capacity-building initiative. PQCIP will train cybersecurity and information technology participants from organizations in 11 partner countries to understand and develop the capability to deploy NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography standards, and help them protect against emerging quantum computing threats.
Engaging with both industry and government representatives, PQCIP will help stakeholders identify their existing post-quantum computing vulnerabilities and equip them with the necessary skills to secure their digital systems and information into the future. The program will build regional resilience against the threats posed by quantum computing technology by delivering tailored educational material developed and implemented by post- quantum specialists at Monash University and the Oceania Cyber Security Centre (OCSC).
Through the course of the program, participants will learn to identify their knowledge gaps and what vulnerabilities against quantum computing attacks already exist in their systems. PQCIP will enable them to understand and develop plans to transition their systems to deploy NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography standards. This will allow participating organisations to proactively manage emerging quantum computing threats.