May 6, 2025 | The Hotel UMD, College Park, Maryland

An optional pre-conference event:

Post-Quantum Cybersecurity Day is presented prior to the CSfC Conference and concurrent with CMMC Day.

All-Access Two-Day Discount Registration is available.

Monday, May 15

Presented in the Hemingway Salon
The defense industry base (DIB) will be required to prepare for threats posed by quantum computers. PQ Cybersecurity Day will bring together ICT product developers, testing laboratories, trusted integrators, standards organizations, and government agencies to address the challenge of building post-quantum resilience into existing modules, networks, and systems.

08:00-09:00 Registration


Introduction and Overview (Q00)

09:00 Welcome and Introduction (Q00a) Ted Shorter, CTO, Keyfactor

09:05 NSA PQC Defense Perspective (Q00b) Dr. Morgan Stern, Cybersecurity, National Security Agency (NSA)

09:35  Overview and Update on NIST PQC Standardization (Q00c) Dustin Moody, Mathematician, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

10:05-10:45 Networking Break in Exhibits


Quantum Resistance in the Federal Space (Q01)

Moderator: Dominic Perez, CTO, Curtiss-Wright

10:45 Overview of Post-Quantum Cybersecurity (Q01a) Malek Ben Salem, Managing Director, Emerging Tech Security, Accenture

11:15 Quantum Resistance and CSfC – Now What? (Q01b) Bill Becker, Chief Technology Officer, Thales TCT

11:45 NCCoE Applied Crypto Projects (Q01c) Bill Newhouse, Cybersecurity Engineer, The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

12:15 QR CSfC (Q01d) Luke Morgan, QR CSfC Technical Advisor, Electronicals LLC

12:45-13:45 Lunch in Exhibits


Real World PQ Cryptography (Q02)

Moderator: TBA

13:45 Update to Making Sense of the Quantum Mess (Q02a) Patrick Guerin, CSfC Trusted Integrator, Key Management Solutions

14:15 Post Quantum Cybersecurity and its Application in the Real World (Q02b) Daniel Apon, Applied Cryptography Lead, MITRE

14:45 Post-Quantum Crisis in the ICT Supply Chain (Q02c) Jeremy Rasmussen, Abacode

15:15-15:45 Networking Break in Exhibits


PQ Transitions and Outlook (Q03)

Moderator: Jim Thompson, Senior Network Engineer, J6-Dev (Architecture and Engineering)

15:45 PQ Cryptographic Agility (Q03a) David Ott, Sr. Staff Researcher and Academic Program Director, VMware

16:15 NIAP Implementation of CNSA Suite v2.0 (Q03b) Matthew Downey, Technical Lead, NIAP; Rebecca Guthrie, Center for Cybersecurity Standards (CCSS) [60MIN]

17:15 Adjourn