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Thursday, March 2 • 11:00 - 12:30
Cryptography in a post-Snowden era

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Learning objectives
  • Understand how sophisticated opponents agencies can undermine cryptographic protection
  • Understand how to maximize your chances to resist sophisticated opponents using cryptographic techniques

This lecture presents an overview of the Snowden revelations and the impact on our understanding of the security of our networks and systems. In particular, we discuss the known ways in which sophisticated attackers can bypass or undermine cryptography. We also speculate on how three-letter agencies could be breaking most encryption on the Internet. We relate this to the latest developments in cryptanalysis and discuss which cryptographic algorithms and implementations to select to stay protected.

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Bart Preneel

Professor, imec-COSIC, KU Leuven
Professor Bart Preneel of KU Leuven heads the  imec-COSIC (COmputer Security and Industrial Cryptography) research group. His main research areas are information security and privacy with a focus on cryptographic algorithms and protocols and efficient and secure implementations.  He has authored more than 400 scientific publications and is inventor of five patents. He teaches cryptology, network security and discete algebra at the... Read More →

Thursday March 2, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
Room: Van Hamaele

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