Cryptography and Network Security
Cryptography, Cybersecurity, Network security, Physical layer security, Post-quantum cryptograph
Data and network security is a primary necessity in the information age. Cryptography provides the basic tools for the design and implementation of algorithms and protocols for protecting data at rest (secure storage), in transit (network security) and in use (secure computation
Research aims to preserve and ensure adequate levels of security by improving current solutions, identifying existing vulnerabilities and preventing new ones, such as quantum computer-based attacks.
New post-quantum cryptosystems are being designed, implemented, and submitted to the scientific community, also by participating in ongoing standardization processes coordinated by NIST.
In parallel, new techniques to increase network security and detect threats are being developed, implemented, and validated.
Finally, techniques for securing communications at the physical layer are being studied for exploiting the intrinsic characteristics of communication channels to achieve secure transmissions.
University of Zurich, Florida Atlantic University, Politecnico di Milano, Technical University of Munich, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Electronique et de ses Applications, Barkhausen Institut