Cryptology group news
How quantum mechanics threatens our digital lives – and makes them safer
Much of the work of Serge Fehr (CWI and Leiden University) is abstract and theoretical and comprehensible to very few people. But his work helps make the digital world safer. He will …
Futureproofing Computer Security
Computer systems need advanced mathematical tools to disguise or encrypt our information and keep it safe from prying eyes.
CWI involved in two primary Post-Quantum Cryptography standards
Cryptographic standards to protect sensitive electronic data against the threat of quantum computers have finally been selected by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Léo Ducas from CWI's Cryptology …
Léo Ducas appointed professor of Mathematical Cryptology
Léo Ducas is appointed as a part-time professor Mathematical Cryptology at Leiden University. At CWI, he designed several cryptosystems, some of which might soon be adopted as new international standards.
The mathematics of privacy-friendly data sharing
For his work on the mathematics of privacy-friendly data sharing, Thomas Attema (TNO and CWI) won the TNO Young Excellent Researcher Award 2021. He was interviewed by TNO Insights.
Hurray! A new national supercomputer: Snellius
On Thursday 16 September 2021, Queen Máxima performed the official opening of the new national supercomputer Snellius. CWI researchers have been computing on the national supercomputer since 1984: from testing security keys …
Secure multiparty computation starts to deliver applications
On Monday 13 September, the 23rd edition of CWI in Business took place, this year in cooperation with TNO. Subject this year: Secure Multiparty Computation.
Start of ACCSS - new association of cybersecurity academics
Last month, members of the ACCSS association celebrated that ACCSS (ACademic Cyber Security Society) is now a formal association. Marten van Dijk, head of CWI’s Computer Security research group, is one of …