SecAppDev 2022 Lecture Details

New developments in cryptography land

Bart Preneel
Tuesday June 14, 11:00 - 12:30
Short description

This lecture discusses developments in cryptography that will impact applications in the next years, such as authenticated encryption, post-quantum cryptography, multi-party computation and (somewhat) fully homomorphic encryption.


Cryptography is under constant development, as illustrated by the hundreds of new research papers that are published each year. Additionally, the 6-year postquantum competition organized by NIST was expected to conclude in the Spring of 2022, but some new developments have resulted in some delay.

This lecture focuses on some of the recent developments in authenticated encryption and post-quantum cryptography. We will also discuss the potential of innovative technologies such as Multi-Party Computation and (Somewhat) Fully Homomorphic Encryption.

Key takeaway

Cryptography keeps changing. More effort is needed on cryptographic algorithm agility and new applications are opening up.

Content level


Target audience

Anyone without the time to read 1500+ papers per year, but still wants to what is happening in cryptography


Basic knowledge of cryptography recommended

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Bart Preneel

Bart Preneel

Full professor, COSIC, KU Leuven

Prof. Bart Preneel is a full professor at the KU Leuven. He heads the imec-COSIC research group, which has 80 members. His main research interests are cryptography, information security and privacy. He received the RSA Award for Excellence in the Field of Mathematics (2014), the IFIP TC11 Kristian Beckman award (2015) and the ESORICS Outstanding Research Award (2017). He frequently consults for industry and governments about security and privacy technologies.

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