Implementation

Our goal is to improve the understanding of how long-term secure cryptographic schemes should be implemented, and to offer well-reasoned recommendations for schemes to be used by government and industry. To increase confidence in and reliability of the proposed schemes, they are to be presented to the research community at international conferences. In addition to meetings organized within this project, other workshops are also expected to be used to disseminate these ideas at the international level. Specifically, the co-director of the U.S. group will co-organize another Dagstuhl-Seminar on Quantum Cryptanalysis in 2013, which is anticipated to involve participants from industry and a standardization body (NIST). The Slovakian partner collaborates with all domestic security agencies and is the leader of all such activities. Moreover they started a scientific collaboration with the  First Data Corporation, a global payment processing company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia,  a prominent partner for NSA in the USA.  Such collaboration with prominent partners can be expected the give the findings in this project additional prominence—transcending the usual scientific publication venues. The French team serves  many industrial companies with their knowledge in the field of implementation of cryptographic applications. A prominent among them is STMIcroelectronic where experts from Hubert Curien Laboratory, Jean Monnet University developed several True Random Number Generators also used in classified applications. The company declared themselve as an enduser of this project which will bring dissemination of results among other important industrial companies. In the Israeli team, the PPD serves as acting head of the Check Point Institue for Information Security (CPIIS) which pursues research ia wide range of security topics, and offers prominent venues for dissemination of research results and fostering collaborations, including the weekly Greater Tel Aviv Area Cryptography Seminar which is a national focal point, and events such as the CPIIS Crypto and Security Day. The PPD is also co-leading the prospective (pending government approval) Israeli I-CORE Center of Excellence in Cyber Security, which will serve as the Israeli national focal point for cyber security research and education.

On the logistic side, we plan to promote our results on a dedicated website and plan to organize a concluding workshop to disseminate the results gained during the project. These workshops are to be open not only for scientists but also for outside experts, e.g.,  from special services. Summarizing,  findings of this project will be made available for public and private end users in various forms and through various venues:

  • public conferences organized by the project teams
  • presentations of results in international conferences, as well as domestic  workshops
  • publications in international scientific journals
  • cooperation with the broader research community, including NATO experts from other countries
  • dissemination through a web site, appearance in popular media and press

We emphasize that the scientific and research results of the SIPQC project will be submitted to top class journals and conferences where explicit acknowledgment of NATO's support will be always mentioned. This will highlight the role and support of the project results and NATO's commitment to funding research in this very important and timely research area.