Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Katz
Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland
Abstract: The RSA cryptosystem was introduced in 1978, and -- because it is often taught in undergraduate math classes -- is perhaps the most widely known public-key encryption scheme. But is it secure? To answer this question, we will need to define what we mean by security; understand what hardness assumptions we are making; and then try to prove security of the scheme. By the end of this talk you should have a better understanding of what modern cryptography entails, and why the RSA scheme you may have covered in one lecture in a discrete math class has occupied the attention of cryptographers for the past 40 years.
Meeting ID: 980 2130 7244
Friday, April 9, 2021 at 2:20pm to 3:00pmVirtual Event