Sustainable Cybersecurity and Privacy (KASTEL Distinguished Lectures in Cybersecurity)

11.06.2021 10:00-11:30

Speaker: Prof. Johannes Buchmann (TU Darmstadt) | Location: Online

Digitization is increasingly becoming the backbone of all processes in society, politics, business, science and so on. It is therefore necessary to protect these digital processes and the underlying data in the long-term. This requirement has two important aspects. On the one hand, protection technology must be available now and in the future. On the other hand, in many cases the protection itself must be long-term. For example, the privacy of critical data such medical records must be protected for the life time of a person or even longer. In this talk, I discuss challenges that arise in connection with the need for sustainable cyber security and privacy and some approaches to provide sustainable cybersecurity and privacy.

Prof. i.R. Johannes Buchmann is a German computer scientist, mathematician and professor emeritus at the department of computer science of the Technische Universität Darmstadt. He is known for his research in algorithmic number theory, algebra, post-quantum cryptography and IT security. In 1993, he received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize together with Claus-Peter Schnorr for his work in algorithmic number theory and cryptography. Buchmann also developed the stateful hash-based signature scheme XMSS, the first future-proof secure and practical signature scheme with minimal security requirements, which was declared the first international standard for post-quantum signature schemes in 2018.

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The KASTEL Distinguished Lecture Series in Cybersecurity is a regular event intended to occur twice per semester. Each lecture will be given by a renowned academic researcher or industry expert in the field. The talks of these leading and influential guest speakers will last one hour, followed by a discussion with the participants. This brings a unique opportunity for scientific exchange and discussions that can open up new perspectives within the field of cybersecurity research.

The Competence Center for Applied Security Technology (KASTEL) is a competence center for cyber security initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).