How will our cryptographic toolkit be impacted by quantum computers and Machine Learning?

Professor Najwa Aaraj is the Chief Researcher for the Cryptography Research Centre at the Technology Innovation Institute (TII) and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Machine Learning at MBZUAI.

This talk will focus on the impact of quantum computers on cryptographic algorithms and the changes that are required to protect against both passive and active quantum attacks. We cover the new set of post quantum cryptographic (PQC) schemes that are being proposed to protect current and future systems, the implied security thereof, as well as their practicality when deployed in real world systems. I also discuss standardization efforts, industry challenges, and complexities of the roadmap to transition current cryptographic systems and secure communications solutions to quantum-resistant alternatives. We will also outline the role of Machine Learning in advancing cyber security solutions, including:

  1. Cryptographic schemes for privacy preserving technologies.
  2. Theoretical and implementation-focused (side channel) cryptanalysis techniques.
  3. Vulnerability management and automated incident response systems.

We cover the role of cryptography in securing Machine Learning models:

  1. Ensuring confidentiality of both data and model during training and classification.
  2. Protection of models from being tampered-with or introducing bias for profit or control.
  3. Protection against model poisoning.
  4. Introducing cryptographic randomness in training Deep Neural Networks.

Date: November 16th 2021
Time: 6:00 pm (GST)

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November 16th
2021

6pm-7pm GST

How will our cryptographic toolkit be impacted by quantum computers and Machine Learning?

By Professor Najwa Aaraj, Chief Researcher for the Cryptography Research Centre at the Technology Innovation Institute (TII) & Adjunct Professor in the Department of Machine Learning at MBZUAI.

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