Project: Cryptographic Primitives for Secure Decentralized Protocols

Funding: BMBF/Hesse, since 11/2018

Decentralized applications such as the Internet of Things (IoT), automotive systems, sensor networks, healthcare, the smart grid and distributed control systems, employ resource-constrained devices. These devices collect, share, and process sensitive information that needs to be protected through secure protocols that are in turn built from cryptographic primitives. However, cryptography takes a heavy toll on the computational resources of a system, whereas many decentralized applications call for highly optimized protocols and cryptographic primitives. This project aims to study and develop cryptographic primitives tailored for decentralized protocols that improve over the current state of the art, both in terms of security and efficiency.

Project partners: Hochschule Darmstadt, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

Funded Members: Jerome Govinden.