Next IRN Workshop on April 25, 2018

The next IRN workshop will take place on Wednesday April 25 at 11:00am in rm 302 at the Munk School (1 Devonshire Pl). Patricia Thaine, a PhD candidate in Computer Science at the University of Toronto, will be hosting a workshop on cryptography.

An Overview of Cryptography

I will introduce basic theoretic cryptographic concepts, different types of cryptographic schemes, and how some of these schemes are used for securing our devices. Specifically, we will discuss: the difference between symmetric (e.g., AES) and asymmetric (e.g.,RSA) encryption, different types of adversaries and what makes experts consider an encryption scheme secure, which schemes are used in practice for message transmissions and large data set encryption, and what is considered to be the “holy grail” of cryptography (i.e., homomorphic encryption, which allows one to perform operations on encrypted data without decrypting said data). These concepts will be accessible to a general audience.

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