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Post-quantum trails: an educational board game about post-quantum cryptography

    Abstract: Post-quantum cryptography has gained more and more attention with the recent developments in quantum technology. There are already standard drafts for the novel post-quantum crypto systems and organisations are starting the process of migration to post-quantum cryptography. However, the migration process has many challenges that need to be taken into account. Moreover, the algorithms themselves have become more complicated, making it more difficult to educate people about post-quantum cryptography. We propose to use gamification to make it easier to explain the main challenges and obstacles as well as the main steps of the migration process to the non-cryptographic community. We propose a board game that is built using the gamification taxonomy of Toda et al. to ensure a smooth learning process.

    Authors: Jelizaveta Vakarjuk and Nikita Snetkov

    Published: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Historical Cryptology (HistoCrypt 2024)

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