Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography
Protecting your world
The goal of COSIC's research activities is to create a secure electronic equivalent for interactions in the physical world such as confidentiality, signatures, identification, anonymity, payment and elections. The research concentrates on the design, evaluation, and implementation of cryptographic algorithms and protocols, on the development of security architectures for information and communication systems and on the development of security mechanisms for embedded systems.
COSIC's theoretical work is mainly based on discrete mathematics such as number theory, finite fields, Boolean algebra, but also includes statistics and optimization. The aim is to achieve efficient and secure solutions. The broader goal is to achieve efficient and secure multi-party computation. These mathematical tools are applied to increase our understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of cryptographic algorithms and to develop new and better algorithms such as block ciphers, stream ciphers, public-key encryption algorithms and zero-knowledge identification protocols.
One of the well-known successes is the selection of Rijndael as the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). Currently AES is used by millions of users in more than thousand products, such as the protection of US government information. COSIC is also coordinating ECRYPT II, a European-wide Network of Excellence in the area of cryptology and watermarking.
COSIC organizes bi-weekly seminars on Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography. No registration or fee is required to attend the seminars. The talks are given in English and take approximately one hour.
COSIC provides consultancy in the area of computer security and cryptography. It is a research team of iMinds.
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Alumni Ingenieurs KU Leuven VILv-prijs
Winnend project gerealiseerd door studenten 2de bachelor:
Slimme thuiszorgmonitor - hartslag en ademhaling
Co-titularis: Prof. P. Reynaert en Prof. V. Rijmen
Debat: Hoe publiek is uw privacy?
Datum: woe. 27 maart 2013, 19-22u. (aansluitend receptie). Vanaf 18u45 tonen we beeldmateriaal als achtergrond.
Locatie: Celestijnenlaan 200 G, auditorium 00.01
Info en registratie (vóór 25 maart):
14th edition of the international COSIC course
This course on cyber security and cryptography is organized by COSIC, a research group from the KU Leuven, a research team of iMinds and partner of B-CCENTRE Belgian Cybercrime Centre of Excellence for Training, Research & Education; in cooperation with L-SEC Leaders in Security. The course will be held in Leuven from Monday, June 3, 2013 till Thursday, June 6, 2013.
Prof. dr. ir. Ingrid Verbauwhede (ESAT-SCD-COSIC) elevated to IEEE FELLOW
the IEEE Board of Directors, at its November 2012 meeting, elevated prof. I. Verbauwhede to IEEE Fellow, effective, 1 January 2013, with the following citation: for contribution to design of secure integrated circuits and systems