S@B’s overall research goal is to develop the expertise needed to evaluate the security of ICT infrastructures and suggest improvements.
The cryptography section evaluates the strength of existing cryptographic algorithms against known attacks and explores new ideas in cryptanalysis. The section focuses on symmetric-key cryptography, but some work is also done on public key cryptography and homomorphic encryption. The section’s main goal is to acquire a deep understanding of how to protect sensitive information through the use of cryptography.
The information theory section focuses on the design and analysis of secure and reliable communications and storage solutions. The section works on the construction of secure and robust distributed storage systems, design and analysis of low-delay communications, and multi-path protocols. The main goal is to apply techniques from the field of information theory to build secure communications and storage systems that are robust and secure over time.