Research question #1
|How PQC algorithms can be implemented for protecting data in transit (ipsec, macsec, ssh, http, others)?||Both stream encryption and signing algorithms, signaling requirements, API requirements, performance impact.|
Implement proof-of-concept with selected and suitable environment.
Testing for performance, resiliency and suitability for national transport networks.
|Tools & methods||Possible PoCs include virtual simulation or SSH NQX platform.|
|Deliverables||Working test platform that implements PQC (NIST phase2 algorithms).|
Research question #2
|What criteria to use for implementation certification, what resources are needed?||How to analyze both algorithms and implementations, in theory and in practice.|
|Key activities||Creation of national Quantum Strategy and evaluation metrics for certification/acceptance of products and solutions.|
|Tools & methods|
|Deliverables||Quantum Strategy (incl. export policy). Basic metrics for evaluation. Product certification criteria.|
Research question #3
|Should Finland have a valid cryptography community and what international partners are most desirable?|
|Tools & methods||Workshops, seminars, Web -presence, ...|
|Deliverables||Strategy paper for national use. Active community for interested parties, both public and private organiations.|
|SSH Oyj, Erillisverkot Oy, Insta Oy,|
|Aalto University (or OTANANO), VTT, Puolustusvoimat, Kyberturvallisuuskeskus|
Relevant public authorities
Themes & topics for international co-operation
|PQC testbed (creation of Quantum Safe Network as VPN over the Internet).|
National Research Council Canada, KTH Sweden, Russian Quantum Center, others including USA (e.g NIST?), China. KU Leuven, Belgium.
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