How to be Ready for Tomorrow’s Quantum Attacks (Q12c) and Efficient Application of Countermeasures for Elliptic Curve Cryptography (A33b)   Vladimir Soukharev is a cryptographer at InfoSec Global. He’s relentlessly focused on cryptographic research and development and is inspired by continuous innovation. Vladimir obtained his PhD from the University of Waterloo’s David. R. Cheriton School of Computer Science specializing in Cryptography, Security and Privacy under the supervision of David Jao. His thesis title was “Post Quantum Elliptic Curve Cryptography.” He was part of the Centre of applied Cryptographic Research, CryptoWorks21 and has contributed and published work at world-renown conferences and journals, such as PQCrypto and the Journal of Mathematical Cryptology. Since completing his formal studies, he has dedicated his work-life to advancing the knowledge and application of advanced cryptography and cyber security technologies to protect vital information and communications in complex, highly regulated environments.