Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Applied Crypto Seminar: Advances in Implementations of Code-based Cryptography on Embedded Systems

On Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 10 am in AK 233
Tim Güneysu (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany) will talk on:

Advances in Implementations of Code-based Cryptography on Embedded Systems

Abstract:
Recent public-key schemes are either based on the factorization or the discrete logarithm problem. Since both problems are closely related, a major breakthrough in cryptanalysis (e.g., with the advent of quantum computing will render nearly all currently employed security system useless. Code-based public-key schemes rely on the alternative security assumption that decoding generic linear binary codes is NP-complete. Two code-based schemes for public-key encryption are available due to McEliece and Niederreiter. This talk highlights the latest advances in implementations of code-based cryptography for embedded systems and demonstrates that efficient alternatives to classical asymmetric public-key schemes are already available today.

Bio:
Prof. Tim Güneysu is the head of the research group on Hardware Security, whose major research topics are cryptographic and cryptanalytic implementations and systems, targeting reconfigurable devices in particular. He co-developed the COPACOBANA FPGA cluster system establishing a cost-efficient platform to perform a large variety of different cryptanalytic applications,- now sold by a spin-off company Sciengines GmbH that he co-founded. Tim published and contributed to more than 45 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications in the area of reconfigurable devices, IT-security and cryptography.

Applied Cryptology Seminar
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