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Public Key Cryptography Decrypted

Friday, 29 June 2018


While cryptography is one of the oldest professions in the world, Public Key Cryptography is a relatively new paradigm in this old profession and is a fascinating interplay between number theory, algorithms and computational complexity. In this talk, Public Key Cryptography is introduced and a glimpse of some of the underlying building blocks in this area is provided. The utility of computationally difficult problems, such as factorisation and the discrete logarithm problem, in facilitating encryption and digital signatures is motivated. An introduction to Elliptic Curve Cryptography will be provided. An attempt will be made to make this talk self-contained and accessible to a general audience. This talk can be considered to be a precursor to a presentation on Blockchains, which is likely to be delivered at a later date.

Speaker: Dr Srinivasa Rao SUBRAMANYA RAO

Srini is currently a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Security Research Institute, ECU. His research interests span Public Key Cryptography, Computational Number Theory, Cryptography in Blockchains, and Algorithms and its analysis. In his previous life, he worked as a software engineer, system analyst, project lead etc spanning more than a decade in the software Industry including Fortune 500 companies in the USA, India and the UK.

Event details

Where: Edith Cowan University, Building 19, Room 143, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup WA 6027
When: Tuesday 21 August 2018
Time: 4.00pm - 5.00pm presentation / 5.00pm - 5.30pm light refreshments and networking

*ECU is an Academic Centre of Cyber Security Excellence (ACCSE)*
*ECU is the Australian Computer Society - Centre of Expertise – Security


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