|Butin, Denis; Gazdag, Stefan-Lukas; Buchmann, Johannes
|Digital signatures are ubiquitous in modern security infrastructures.
Their lack of diversity in industrial settings makes most
contemporary systems susceptible to quantum computer-aided attacks.
Alternatives exist, among which a family of well-understood schemes
with minimal security requirements: hash-based signatures. In addition
to being quantum-safe, hash-based signatures are modular, providing
long-term security. Unfortunately, they are not yet being used in practice.
We discuss the reasons for this gap between theory and practice and
outline a strategy to bridge it. We then detail our work to realise the
|Cybersecurity & Privacy Innovation Forum (CSP Forum 2015)