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

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.

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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