On lightweight cryptography

Prof. Joan Daemen | Start: 14:00 | IAIK seminar room, Inffeldgasse 16a.
In recent years research in symmetric cryptography has focused on lightweight ciphers, leading even to an open NIST competition dedicated to it. In this talk we take a step back and look at lightweight cryptography from a more historical perspective.

Short bio: Since March 2015, he is a full professor symmetric cryptography at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Digital Security (DiS) Group and since September 2018 this has become his full-time job. Currently he is head of the DiS group. Until that date, he worked near Brussels, Belgium as a security architect and cryptographer for STMicroelectronics (2003-2018), previously Proton World (1998-2003), previously Banksys (1996-1998), all that time in the security engineering group led by Yves Moulart. Before that he worked shortly at Bacob Bank (1996) in Brussels as a security architect and he spent one year in IT support at J&J (1995-1996) on the Janssen site in Beerse, Belgium. He did a PhD on the design of symmetric cryptography at COSIC in Leuven from 1988 until 1995.