ACNS 2025

ACNS 2025: 23rd International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security | Munich, Germany | 23-26 June, 2025

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The 23rd International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS 2025) will be held in Munich, Germany on 23-26 June 2025, hosted by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and the Bavarian Research Association “Security in Everyday Digitization” (ForDaySec). The proceedings of ACNS 2025 will be published by Springer in the LNCS series.

Post-quantum cryptography: Counting Down till 2033

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Post-quantum cryptography: Counting Down till 2033


For the opening event of our Distinguished Lecture Series: Security in Everyday Digitization, we invited Prof. Dr. Bart Preneel from the KU Leuven in Belgium.


Post-quantum cryptography: time to act
Experts predict that between 2033 and 2045, we will witness the emergence of powerful quantum computers capable of fundamentally compromising our current public-key systems, which form the bedrock of security for various network and application protocols (such as TLS, IPsec, SSH, EMV, PKI, and code updates).
While this might seem like a distant concern given the daily onslaught of cybersecurity threats, it is essential to recognize the urgency for two critical reasons.

  • Firstly, sensitive data, including medical and financial information, may retain its significance for several decades. High profile adversaries can collect and store this data today, anticipating future decryption capabilities enabled by quantum computers. This underscores the need to address quantum threats proactively.
  • Secondly, the transition to quantum-resistant infrastructure is an intricate and time-consuming process, especially in complex ecosystems comprising tens of billions of devices. It is estimated that this migration will take at least a decade to complete successfully.

Notably, recent developments have underscored the importance of preparing for the post-quantum era. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released its initial draft of post-quantum standards, and the National Security Agency (NSA) has outlined an ambitious timeline for their implementation, with completion ranging from 2029 to 2033 depending on the application.

In light of these developments, any lingering doubt about the necessity of preparing for quantum threats is disappearing. It is now clear that every organization must commence planning for their migration in the coming year.

This talk provided a technical update on the new post-quantum standards and their practical implementation while addressing the challenges inherent in the migration process.

Everyday life – digital and secure?

Dominik Herrmann

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Everyday life – digital and secure?


In this public kick-off event of the research network we presented our research project.


  • Welcome and short presentation of the network
  • Keynote Prof. Dr. Dominik Herrmann, Chair of Privacy and Security in Information Systems, University of Bamberg
  • Panel discussion (Moderation: Prof. Dr. Dominik Herrmann; Participants: Dr. Henrich C. Pöhls, Prof. Dr. Sabine Pfeiffer, Andreas Sachs, Caroline Krohn)

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We thank all participants for their visit!

A selection of our most important learnings:

  • It is about creating a “culture of security awareness” (Caroline Krohn). ForDaySec will make a contribution to this and contribute to the discussion.
  • Authorities regulating IT security are enormously important.
  • The fact that (too) much power is held by the large IT commercial enterprises and (too) little by the public administration is a circumstance that must be critically examined (Prof. Dr. Sabine Pfeiffer) and decided how IT security is to be guaranteed in society.
  • Does IT security have to be so complex, or is there another way?
Prof. Dr. Dominik Herrmann at the kick-off event
Prof. Dr. Dominik Herrmann at the kick-off event