Description

Leader of the group Cryptology: Ronald Cramer.

Our research group is concerned with digital security, an area of increasingly pressing concern for industry, government and society at large. We investigate how cryptologic methods can contribute to solving security issues, for example through encryption, digital signatures and secure computation. Furthermore, we seek to establish the reliability of current cryptologic methods, how they can be improved, and what better alternatives there might be.
Quantum safety, meaning security in a possible future age of quantum computing, is a particular focus of our research.

News

CWI and Google announce first collision for Industry Security Standard SHA-1

CWI and Google announce first collision for Industry Security Standard SHA-1

'Industry deprecation proved to be too slow' Today, Thursday 23 February 2017, researchers at the Dutch research institute CWI and Google jointly announce that they have broken the SHA-1 internet security standard in practice. This industry standard is used for digital signatures and file integrity verification, which secure credit card transactions, electronic documents, GIT open-source software repositories and software distribution.

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Three articles from the Netherlands published in ERCIM News 106 on Cybersecurity

Three articles from the Netherlands published in ERCIM News 106 on Cybersecurity

In July 2016, ERCIM News 106 was published: ercim-news.ercim.eu/en106. This issue featured a special theme on Cybersecurity, in which three articles from the Netherlands were published and one from Belgium. Another article from the Netherlands, on the 100th birthday of former CWI (MC) director and informatics pioneer Aad van Wijngaarden, was published in the Research & Society section.

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Current events

QCrypt 2020: on-line Conference

  • 2020-08-10T00:00:00+02:00
  • 2020-08-14T23:59:59+02:00
August 10 Monday

Start: 2020-08-10 00:00:00+02:00 End: 2020-08-14 23:59:59+02:00

The annual QCrypt conference is the main international event that is dedicated to the latest developments in the field of quantum cryptography. Researchers from all over the world present their recent scientific discoveries in the field and companies display their latest relevant technology. The topic of the conference covers all aspects of cryptographic security in the presence of quantum devices, including - but not limited to - quantum key distribution, quantum randomness generation, and the impact of quantum computers on classical cryptography. The 10th anniversary edition of the conference, QCrypt 2020  will take place as an online event  and is jointly organized by CWI, UvA and QuSoft.

The conference hosts researchers and scientists from the leading international academic research groups and engineers and industry representatives from international companies; all of which are interested in quantum cryptography as a practical technology and in the security of cryptographic schemes under quantum attacks.

All information (speakers, registration etc) can be found on our website.

 

 

Members

Associated Members

Publications

Software

Current projects with external funding

  • Samenwerkingsovereenkomst met TNO vwb promotieonderzoek Thomas Attema ()
  • Secure scalable policy-enforced distributed data processing ()
  • Algebraic Methods for Stronger Crypto (ALGSTRONGCRYPTO)
  • PRivacy preserving pOst-quantuM systEms from advanced crypTograpHic mEchanisms Using latticeS (PROMETHEUS)

Related partners

  • ABN AMRO Bank
  • IBM
  • ING Bank
  • KLM
  • Orange SA
  • Royal Holloway & Bedford New College, University of London
  • Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
  • Scytl Secure Electronic Voting SA
  • Thales
  • Université de Rennes
  • Weizmann Institute
  • Ecole Normale Superieure
  • TNO
  • Universidad Politecnica Catalunya
  • Universiteit van Amsterdam
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam