- This is fantastic news, states an enthusiastic Professor Kjell Jørgen Hole, Director of Simula@UiB. - The government has really come through for cryptography researchin Norway. Our work begins now, ofeducating the cryptography experts that will protect the Norwegian society in the future.
Professor Hole further states: - Future quantum computers will make it possible to break cryptographic solutions that are in extensive use today, and it is necessary to develop new solutions that can withstand attacks from these machines. Presently, there are too few cryptographers in Norway to undertake this challenge, butwith this funding from the Ministries of Research and Justice,we have every expectation of strengthening national security in the years to come.
The details of the budgetary proposal will be presented to the Parliament on 15 May.