SECURITY TALK: « Post Quantum Cryptography for IoT »

Juliet Samandari -
Digital Security

Date: -
Location: Eurecom

Abstract: Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI) uses digital signatures to provide authenticity and ensure the integrity of communication. It is known that solving the hard problems that currently provide the basis of security for digital signature protocols will no longer be computationally infeasible once large quantum computers are available. Therefore, these protocols will no longer provide security. This necessitates the adoption of new cryptographic standards that will remain secure even with the possibility of attacks from quantum computers. It is also important that we take into account the growing use of IoT devices and ensure that the new standards chosen are feasible for these devices as well. We will discuss some of these alternatives and also what special considerations are needed when considering IoT devices. Short bio: Juliet Samandari is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch New Zealand under the supervision of Dr Clémentine Gritti. Her research interests include Post-Quantum Cryptography and its implementation in IoT, as well as lattice-based cryptography and authentication protocols.