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Sponsored by Algebraic Cryptography Center
The Future of Digital
BY Prof Johannes A. Buchmann
Technische Universitat Darmstadt
Digital signatures are of great importance for the security of information
technology and, in particular, the Internet. However, the digital signature
schemes that are used in practice today are threatened by quantum computer
attacks. Therefore, digital signature schemes are required that resist quantum
computer attacks and can be used in practice. After explaining the relevance of
digital signatures this talk discusses minimal security requirements for such
schemes. The hash-based scheme XMSS is presented which has minimal
security requirements. Experimental data show that XMSS is ready for being
used in practice.
Symbolic Computations and
Post-Quantum Cryptography
Online Seminar
Thursday, Apr 18, 2013
Online via Wimba
Dr Johannes Buchmann received a PhD from the Universität zu Köln, Germany
in 1982. 1985 and 1986 he was a PostDoc at the Ohio State University
on a Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. From 1988 to
1996 he was a professor of Computer Sience ate the Universität des
Saarlandes in Saarbrücken. Since 1996 he is a professor of Computer
Science and Mathematics at Technische Universität Darmstadt. From 2001
to 2007 he was Vice President Research of TU Darmstadt. In 1993 he
received the Leibniz-Prize of the German Science Foundation and in
2012 the Tsugming Tu Award of Taiwan. His is a member of the German
Academy of Science and Engineering acatech and of the German Academy
of Science Leopoldina.
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