IT Pro Live: The future of encryption

AI and quantum ccomputing could be about to change the face of security forever

Cryptography is at the heart of most of the modern world's defences against hackers and other cyber criminals, but the future may bring dramatic changes to encryption technology and the security tools that are built on it. Tune in to this Q&A session to find out what impact developments like quantum computing and AI could have on the future of encryption - and what that means for both attacks and defenders.

Dr. Zulfikar Ramzan

CTO, RSA Security

As chief technology officer (CTO), Dr. Zulfikar Ramzan leads the development of RSA’s technology strategy and is responsible for bringing to market innovations that protect customers from advanced cyber threats. He joined RSA in 2015 from Elastica, where he was CTO. Previously, he was Sourcefire’s chief scientist, and before that, technical director of Symantec’s Security Technology Response division. Ramzan holds more than 50 patents and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT. His doctoral advisor was Professor Ronald L. Rivest, co-founder of RSA Data Security.

Dale Walker

Deputy Editor, IT Pro

Having secured a masters degree in magazine journalism from the University of Sheffield in 2016, Dale has spent the past three years working on Dennis Publishing’s B2B technology websites, first as a staff writer, then acting features editor, and now deputy editor. A big fan of music and art, Dale often spends his weekends going to live events and exhibits across London. He's also an avid gamer and climber, and occasionally dabbles with cycling.

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