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2018-09-27 - ISSA Ottawa Sept Chapter Meeting - On The Eve of Quantum Computing: The definitive need for Crypto Agility

September 27, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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Ottawa Conference and Event Centre
200 Coventry Road
Ottawa, ON K1K 4S3
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Please note that our September event will be held at the 
Ottawa Conference and Event Centre.

Our Sept 2018 chapter meeting (first of the 2018-2019 season) will be sponsored by CSS. Come out and join us for our informative presentations and great networking with your coworkers, colleagues and friends!

On The Eve of Quantum Computing: The definitive need for Crypto Agility

On the eve of quantum computing, the definitive need for crypto-agility is greater than ever. The ability to locate, manage, and securely update digital certificates on a network or on a device seems like a simple task, yet with the advent of new Enterprise use cases and flourishing IoT device introductions, management at massive scale becomes a challenge. Facing mounting pressures, IT security personnel and product managers are tasked with implementing solutions fit for today’s environment plus tomorrow’s post-quantum world. Join renowned Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) expert and Certified Security Solutions (CSS) VP of Managed Services, Chris Hickman, as he outlines the defense against quantum computing, crypto-agility:

  • Demystifying quantum computing: cryptographic kryptonite
  • Challenges with digital certificate/device management at scale
  • Futureproof, quantum-safe digital identity solutions for today’s Enterprise & IoT


Chris Hickman


Chris Hickman is the Vice President of Managed Services at Certified Security Solutions, Inc. (CSS). Chris is responsible for developing and assisting in the deployment of Authentication and Encryption solutions including, Managed Public Key Infrastructures, Smart Cards & Tokens and Certificate Management solutions.


Chris has a deep understanding of an organization’s need to balance security with a practical approach to certificate management and strong authentication solutions. During his time at CSS, Chris has assisted many Fortune 500 companies in implementing certificate management products and processes to minimize the operational overhead required to deploy certificate and smart cards, while strengthening their security posture and their ability to protect and manage their information technology assets.

Event Sponsor

         Certified Security Solutions (CSS) has graciously sponsored our chapter meeting for September 2018Certified Security Solutions (CSS)



5:30 pm - Doors open for check-in/ Networking
6:00 pm - Dinner is served along with a brief welcome
6:10 pm - Presentation
8:30 pm – End of the event



Parking:               The Ottawa Conference and Event Centre offers plenty of free parking
Bus travellers:      You can exit the bus at the Ottawa Train Station and take the pedestrian bridge over the Queesnsway to the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre

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