An increasing number of systems are electronically interconnected: from everyday household items like television sets to critical infrastructure such as the electric power grid or the health care system. The security of these systems is therefore crucial. Cryptography is the means to enable the necessary security.
We study how to build secure applications and to shield them against attacks. Our area of expertise includes the following topics:
- The protection of highly security-critical applications, for instance in the finance sector. How can additional protection be implemented?
- Quantum cryptography
How can we build secure and performant devices? How can they be integrated securely into existing IT infrastructure?
Which cryptographic tools can help to handle confidential data and preserve the privacy of individuals?