Jean-Charles Faugère, Co-founder, CTO
Jean-Charles Faugère is the co-founder and Chief Technical Officer of CryptoNext. Jean-Charles Faugère is a pioneer in the area of quantum-safe cryptography. Jean-Charles is well known for having developed efficient algorithms and high-performance software that permit to assess the security of a large variety of quantum-safe cryptosystems. Jean-Charles is the co-author of several submissions to the on-going NIST post-quantum standardization process.
Jean-Charles was research director at INRIA and leader of a joint team between INRIA Paris and Sorbonne University. He has been awarded by the Seymour Cray prize for a contribution to high-performance software and the Atos & Joseph Fourier prize in the area of quantum technologies for his contributions to quantum-safe cryptography.
Ludovic Perret, Co-Founder, CEO
Ludovic Perret is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of CryptoNext. Ludovic works since more than 10 years in the area of post-quantum cryptography. Ludovic is the co-author of several submissions to the on-going NIST post-quantum standardization process. Ludovic is co-chair of the Quantum-Safe Security working group of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), member of the quantum-safe TC Cyber working-group of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and invited expert at the ITU-T SG-17.
Before founding CryptoNext, Ludovic was an associate professor in the computer science lab (LIP6) at Sorbonne University. In 2018, he has been awarded by the Atos & Joseph Fourier prize in the area of quantum technologies for his contributions to post-quantum cryptography.
CryptoNext is a spin-off from Inria Paris and Sorbonne University. The quantum computer disruption is an opportunity, a source of progress for many fields, but also a serious threat to the security of electronic communications. A large-scale quantum computer will break the cryptography that permits to secure Internet. Our vision is that quantum computers is a risk that we cannot ignore.
PQAT (Post Quantum Advanced Technologies) is the former name of CryptoNext Security.