[HAIFUX LECTURE] When Cryptography is not the Answer -- Orr Dunkelman

Eli Billauer eli at billauer.co.il
Sat Jan 18 18:07:03 IST 2014

On Monday, January 20th at 18:30, Haifux will gather to hear a talk by 
Orr Dunkelman:

     When Cryptography is not the Answer (even when it is)


Since modern cryptography has emerged in the mid 70's, it developed a 
huge set of solutions to many of the security problems: from secure 
algorithms for communication, to identification of entities, from 
integrity assurance for programs, to methods for evaluating a function 
without revealing it.

Despite these advances, even the security challenges that were solved by 
cryptography are still affecting our everyday life: from using old and 
insecure algorithms, through key management issues, to problems in the 
interaction between the cryptography and the system where it resides.

In this talk we shall consider several examples of such issues, of the 
gaps between "what is already solved by cryptographers" and "what the 
security professionals see as unsolved (if not unsolvable)". We will try 
to isolate the sources for such problems, and look for the changes, both 
in the technical level and in the perception level, needed from both 
sides of the security equation (cryptographers and security 
professionals), to overcome these issues in the future.


We meet in Taub building, room 6. For instructions see:

Attendance is free, and you are all invited!

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