Cryptography

The core cybersecurity tools which protect our business functions, network architectures and information assets from cyber threats rely almost exclusively on cryptographic tools and standards that will be broken by emerging quantum technologies.

In December 2016, the NIST 15 has initiated a process to develop and standardize additional public-key cryptographic algorithms, resilient to quantum computers, in order to maintain reliable information systems and protect our security and privacy chain (confidentiality, integrity, authentications and signature schemes). One of the goals of the Cybersecurity Institute is to evaluate and improve different quantum-safe NIST candidates and to develop hardware quantum-safe crypto primitives “secure by design” for both low-cost and/or low-power devices.

In the field of cryptography, our research interests also focus on:

  • symmetric encryption
  • cryptographic mechanisms and security models
  • secure distributed computations
  • zero-knowledge protocols
  • blockchain technology
  • random number generation
  • detection of image falsification
For the complete list of our publications on the subject, see here.