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