2016 Internet Defense Prize for Quantum-safe Cryptography
Cryptographer Léo Ducas from CWI has won the 2016 Internet Defense Prize. He was awarded the prize with his co-authors Erdem Alkim (Ege University, Turkey), Thomas Pöppelmann (Infineon Technologies AG, Germany) and Peter Schwabe (Radboud University, the Netherlands) for their paper 'Post-Quantum Key Exchange – A New Hope'. The prize was awarded on 10 August 2016 at the 25th USENIX Security Symposium in Austin, Texas. Facebook created the Internet Defense Prize in 2014 through a partnership with USENIX. It consists of 100,000 dollars.