NorthSec 2020 (Online Edition)

The Path to Software-Defined Cryptography via Multi-Party Computation
2020-05-15, 09:20–10:05, Twitch

Exploring applied cryptography (Secure Multi-Party Computation) as an enabler of innovation, growth, and risk aversion in enterprise key management and protection.

Imagine a scenario where data is only kept on hard drives or disks you own. Welcome to 1999. Back then, cryptographic keys were secured only by hardware - that, for the most part, worked well.
In 2019, hardware is still standard – even with the widespread adoption of cloud services and critical data stored on IoT devices. So why are we stuck in the past?
This presentation will explore:
• Why hardware fails when faced with rapid changes e.g. development process, regulation, and new security and privacy needs
• The future of cryptography – as software-defined
• Multi-party computation (MPC) for flexible, scalable key management

Yehuda Lindell is a professor at Bar-Ilan University in Israel and the CEO of Unbound Tech. Yehuda attained his Ph.D. at the Weizmann Institute of Science in 2002 and spent two years at the IBM T.J. Watson research lab as a Postdoctoral fellow in the cryptography research group. Yehuda has carried out extensive research in cryptography, and has published over 100 conference and journal publications, as well as one of the leading undergraduate textbooks on cryptography. Yehuda has presented at numerous international conferences, workshops and university seminars, and has served on program committees for top international conferences in cryptography. In addition to Yehuda's notable academic work, he has significant industry experience in the design and deployment of cryptography in a wide variety of scenarios.