Tallinn, Estonian Academy of Sciences

Welcome to the Future Cryptography conference!

The Cyber-Security Excellence Hub In Estonia And South Moravia (Horizon Europe CHESS project), the Estonian Academy of Sciences, the Estonian Information System Authority (RIA) and Cybernetica invite you to discuss how to use mathematics to protect the secrets of governments, companies and individuals against future technologies. A quantum computer that breaks today’s internet communication security, digital signatures or identities is likely over two decades away. Still, someone collecting encrypted documents today, may be able to decrypt them without authorisation once a quantum computer becomes powerful enough. In order to protect long-term secrets, we need to prepare today.

In the inaugural Future Cryptography conference, we will focus on Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC), a group of technologies to that the quantum computers foreseen today will not be able to breach. We will hear about the standards, applications and migration strategies from scientists and government technologists from Estonia and Czechia.

— Dan Bogdanov, Chief Scientific Officer of Cybernetica, Member of the Estonian Academy of Sciences



Registration open


Opening words by Dr. Dan Bogdanov (Estonia)


Arne Ansper (Estonia): PQC in Internet – an overview of what IETF has done and how far we are from using PQC in Internet.


Coffee break


Petr Muzikant (Czechia): Post-Quantum Cryptography for Engineers: Technical Overview.


Peeter Laud (Estonia): How do I authenticate myself in a post-quantum world?




Ioannis Askoxylakis (European Commission): Horizon Europe Call “Post-Quantum Cryptography Transition”


Jan Hajný (Czechia): Hybrid Cryptography: Combining Classical, Quantum and Post-Quantum Mechanisms for Practical Hardware-Accelerated Encryption


Jan Willemson (Estonia): Post-quantum e-state – why and when?


Coffee break


Tomáš Rabas (Czechia): NUKIB‘s view on transition to post-quantum cryptography.


Tõnis Reimo (Estonia): What could be the transition plan to post-quantum cryptography in Estonia?


Closing words of the Conference by Dr. Dan Bogdanov


Pitching session of project ideas for the EU Horizon Call “Post-Quantum Cryptography Transition” and networking cocktail


End of the event


Dan Bogdanov

Dr. Dan Bogdanov met his first significant security and privacy challenges while working on the data collection systems of the Estonian Genome Center. This inspired him to start researching cryptographic solutions for privacy problems. He is the inventor of Sharemind, a secure multi-party computation system for collecting, sharing and processing private data. Sharemind is a new kind of computer that can perform analytics and AI workloads without seeing the individual values. This achieves beyond-the-state-of-the-art Data Protection by Design, as has been demonstrated in various applications in the tax, education, healthcare and financial domains.

Dr. Bogdanov leads Cybernetica’s Information Security Research Institute and is the Head of the Standing Committee on Cybersecurity at the Estonian Academy of Sciences. He leads a research team that works on international cybersecurity research projects with the US DARPA, US Office of Naval Research, European Defence Fund and Horizon Europe. He is the co-author of the ISO/IEC 29101 standard on the architecture of privacy-preserving systems and the ISO/IEC 19592 standard on secret sharing. He is also a board member of the MPC Alliance, an industry organisation of companies developing and using secure multi-party computation technology.

Arne Ansper

Arne Ansper is a consummate professional with extensive experience in software development. He has been designing and building security-critical distributed systems since 1995 and government information systems since 2001. Among other systems he designed the architecture of the Estonian governmental backbone X-Road. The founding principles were first described in his MSc thesis and later refined and implemented in X-Road, by far the most successful e-Government project in Estonia. In recent years he has been involved as security and system architecture expert in most of the development projects of Cybernetica.

Petr Muzikant

Petr Muzikant is a Cyber Security Engineer at Cybernetica, currently focusing on Post-Quantum (PQ) Cryptography implementation. His efforts involve transforming existing software to be safe against quantum computers while collecting and sharing engineering remarks, obstacles, and solutions. So far, he has been focusing mostly on Estonian e-Governance applications as well as some open-source projects. He truly believes that we should all start evaluating our PQ migration now and he is here to help the actual implementation.

Peeter Laud

Peeter Laud is a renowned expert in the design and formal security analysis of cryptographic systems and the design and analysis of domain-specific programming languages. He has co-authored papers on new protocols based on public key cryptography, threshold cryptography and secret sharing based systems.

Jan Hajný

Jan Hajný works as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication at Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic. He is the head of the Brno Applied Cryptography & Security Engineering group, member of the faculty’s Scientific Committee and the person responsible for the Information Security study programs. The scientific activities of prof. Hajny include research into modern cryptography and privacy protection. Prof. Hajny is the principal investigator of many projects, including Czech grants (GAČR, TAČR) and international projects (Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe and Digital Europe). He leads the university group for creating Czech Quantum Communication Infrastructure (CZ-QCI), post-quantum hardware-based implementation group (project NESPOQ: and contributes as a member to the ENISA EU Cybersecurity Skills Framework group.​

Jan Willemson

Jan Willemson defended his PhD in computer science at Tartu University, Estonia, in 2002. He has been working at Cybernetica as a Researcher since 1998, specializing in information security and cryptography. His areas of interest include risk analysis of heterogeneous systems, secure multi-party computations, e-government solutions and security aspects of Internet voting. He has authored more than 70 research papers published in international journals and conferences.

Tomáš Rabas

Tomáš Rabas is leading the Cryptologic Analysis Unit at the National Cyber and Information Security Agency (NÚKIB). He is a devoted professional in the realm of information security. His focus lies in post-quantum cryptography and the captivating domain of quantum technologies. With unwavering dedication, Tomáš adeptly maneuvers through the intricate landscape of cyber threats. In his unpretentious approach, he carefully weighs the interplay between security, practicality, and feasibility.

Tõnis Reimo

Tõnis Reimo has been a Security Architect at the Estonian Information System Authority (NCSC-EE) for over 8 years, specializing in cryptographic security and the development of Estonia's national eID software. In past years Tõnis has been member of SOG-IS and EU ECCG workgroups and consulted Estonian public sector institutions in matters of cybersecurity certification schemes.

Tõnis has coordinated creation of reports on cryptographic algorithms, impacting IT and software development sectors. Tõnis led the revitalization of Estonia's DigiDoc Client, enhancing digital document signing nationwide and managed the rapid development of a remote-renewal solution for Estonian ID-Cards during the 'ROCCA crisis'.

Tõnis's background spans across business development and project management, with substantial contributions to e-government systems and cybersecurity in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

The Future Cryptography Conference

13.05.2024 | Tallinn, Estonian Academy of Sciences (Kohtu 6)

The conference is full and registration is now closed.

The conference is supported by the Cyber-security Excellence Hub in Estonia and South Moravia (CHESS) < > and funded by the European Union under Grant Agreement No. 101087529.