Friday, July 17, 2015

Hiring of first ESR complete at NXP

We are happy and proud to announce that we found our first excellent early stage researcher for ECRYPT-NET. Simon will join NXP on the 1st of October this year. One of his first ECRYPT-NET experiences will be to meet his fellow ESRs from our partner organizations and the ECRYPT-NET team at the IACR School on Design and Security of Cryptographic Algorithms and Devices on Sardinia.

In the three years to come, Simon will work on the design of lightweight privacy-preserving authentication mechanisms for the internet of things. Towards this he will explore new designs for suitable cryptographic protocols and pairing-based cryptography targeting efficiency in dedicated hardware and/or embedded software.

We welcome Simon, who will also closely cooperate with the COSIC group at KU Leuven, and wish him success for his endeavor and an exciting time within ECRYPT-NET.

Monday, July 13, 2015

WISE 2015 - Workshop on Implementation: Security and Evaluation

On behalf of the ECRYPT CSA european initiative, CryptoExperts organizes a workshop on the security of cryptographic implementations. The workshop will be held on September 11, 2015 in the heart of Paris, two days before CHES, with a scientific program centered around the following themes:
  • attack models and evaluation methodologies,
  • present and future certification schemes and standardization,
  • implementation security proofs and their automatization.

The workshop will be composed of invited presentations as well as a discussion panel aiming at building a vision of the current trends in the field and their expected evolutions in the future. The security of cryptographic implementations is a key topic in Europe, with both scientific and economic impacts. The purpose of this ECRYPT CSA workshop is to consult the academic, industrial and gov-related scientific communities to build the future european research roadmap in this strategic area.

Registration is free, but mandatory. Please register before August 31.