From theoretical crypto to practice: gloups something is missing

Speaker(s) : Cryptie, Olivier Blazy

  • Language : Anglais
  • Level : Confirmed
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Tuesday 4 July 2017
  • Schedule : 11h40
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : Lecture hall J 020

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Cryptography is becoming more and more important in everyday life, and even if some politicians dream of making it a crime, we are all using it multiple times every day.
In theory, we could used it even more to assure a stronger privacy for everyone, in practice very few library include even the less strange creatures of crypto land.

Academics live in a dream world where more and more things are possible however they can possibly lack efficiency or even concrete implementation.
Living on the other side, the security community tends to reinvent the wheel, and use old techniques to provide approximate functionalities despite solutions being well known in the academic world.

In this talk, we give a cartography of the main cryptography ideas, show what has already made its way to the real word in free software libraries, and advertise for some great and useful monsters from the crypto bestiary that are just waiting for you to join the real world.

Not only would those implementations would allow to add more privacy in softwares, but it would also provide feedbacks to cryptographers, and promote interactions between those two not so distant communities.

Cryptie , Olivier Blazy ,
Cryptie is a free software activist, mainly at the FSFE - Free Software Fundation Europe.
She used to be an academic cryptographer but research is now only a nice hobby for her week-ends.

Olivier Blazy is an Assistant Professor at the University of Limoges in France. He did his Ph.D on proofs of knowledge and their application to signatures and key exchange. He also has been involved in some Free Software project in CMS and secure communication application.

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