Keynote Speech : Major Topics in Cryptography

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Jongsung Kim received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Mathematics from Korea university, Korea in 2000 and 2002, respectively. He received double Doctoral degrees completed in November 2006 and February 2007 at the ESAT/COSIC group of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and at Engineering in Information Security of Korea University, respectively. He had been a Research Professor of Center for Information Security Technologies (CIST) at Korea University, Korea, from March 2007 till August 2009, and an assistant professor of department of e-business at Kyungnam University, Korea, from September 2009 till February 2013. Dr. Kim has been an associate professor of Dept. of Information Security, Cryptology, and Mathematics / Dept. of Financial Information Security at Kookmin University, Korea, since March 2013. 

Dr. Jongsung Kim


Associate Professor, Dept. of Information Security, Cryptology, and Mathematics / Dept. of Financial Information Security, 

Kookmin University, Korea

Vice-President, The Institution of Creative Research Professionals (ICRP)

He is currently leading the laboratory named “DF&C” (its full name is Digital Forensic & Cryptography: Dr. Kim has published more than 60 research papers in international journals, conferences and books. He has been serving as chairs, program committee, or organizing committee chair for many international conferences and workshops including FSE and Asiacrypt. In addition, he has been serving as a Guest Editor for international journals by some publishers: Springer, Elsevier, John Wiley, Oxford Univ. press, Inderscience. His research interests include security issues, cryptography, and digital forensic.

Abstract of Jongsung Kim's Talk

We currently live in an information society. As information and communication technologies develop at an ever growing pace, the number of people who use these technologies on a day to day basis is also increasing. This development has brought substantial benefits but also introduced novel threats and vulnerabilities related to the leakage of confidential information, the theft of identities and the unauthorized modification of data. This shows the need for the development of a reliable and trustworthy information infrastructure. This requires trustworthy systems, and an essential building block for such systems is cryptography. Cryptography is the practice and study of techniques for secure communication in the presence of third parties called adversaries. Various aspects in information security such as data confidentiality, data integrity, authentication, and non-repudiation are central to modern cryptography. 

In this talk, some of major topics in modern cryptography are discussed. They include lightweight cryptography, cryptography-based ransomware, and recently proposed practical attack on the standardized hash function SHA-1.