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CryptoBG*2014 International Summer School

CryptoBG*2014 Summer School Bridge Theory to Practice: Cryptology and Cyber Resilience
20 -27 July 2014 (Sunday-Sunday), “National Institute of Education”, Oriahovitza, Bulgaria

For more information about CryptoBG*2014, please visit the website of the summer school.



To prepare the researchers and IT practitioners for the digital security and resilience of our business and e-life TOMORROW, we must design and develop on what will be AFTER TOMORROW.


One intensive week of theory, practice and discussions: 4-hour lectures and tutorials by international experts extended with practical workshops, labs and seminars, simulations, round-table discussions and working groups on hot topics.



The topics this year include, but are not limited to:

Theory
• Fundamentals of e-Voting: blind signatures and homomorphic encryption (legal aspects)
• Functional encryption – identity-based encryption (IBE) and attribute-based encryption (ABE)
• Curve-based cryptography – theoretical and practical aspects
• Pairing-based cryptography


Practice
• Biometrics for security
• Electronic Voting – practical realization
• Searchable encryption
• Security of Mobile Payments
• Side-channel Resistance – practical labs and simulation



A CTF*BG round (Capture The Flag) by CyResLab (of ESI CEE)



Round table discussions
• e-voting and e-Government (Bulgaria, Europe)
• Cyber Resilience = Industry + Government + Society
• What’s next – new challenges (cloud, mobile, smart devices – IoT, Industrial Internet, security standards …)


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[Archived] CryptoBG*2013 From Practice to Theory: Cryptology and Cyber Resilience
14 -21 July 2013 (Sunday-Sunday), “National Institute of Education”, Oriahovitza, Bulgaria

Downloads: Download materials & final program

One intensive week of theory + practice + discussions: 4-hour lectures and tutorials by international experts extended with practical workshops, labs and seminars, simulations, round-table discussions and working groups on hot topics
Listed in the Calendar of Events of IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research).

Organized by:
Balkanski-Panitza Institute for Advanced Studies (BPIAS) - ESI Center Eastern Europe - Minu Balkanski Foundation


CryptoBG 2013 MBCryptoBG 2013 CTF

Supported by: Mayor Municipality of Stara Zagora Zhivko Todorov - ISECA - American University in Bulgaria - SofiaTech Park - Sofia University (FMI)

FINAL PROGRAM - LECTURES & TUTORIALS [in order of appearance]

Dr. Benjamin Smith, INRIA, École Polytechnique, France
Fundamentals of Public-Key Cryptosystems: RSA and Elliptic Curves (14 July)

Dr. Malika Izabachène, Loria, France
Introduction to Electronic Voting Protocols (14 July)

Dr. Christina Boura, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Introduction to Symmetric-Key Cryptography (14, 16, 18 July)

Dr. Emmanuel Prouff, ANSSI, France
Side Channel Attacks (16, 20 July)

Dr. Anja Becker, EPFL, Switzerland
Introduction to Lattice-based Cryptography (16, 18, 19 July)

Prof. Dimitar Jetchev, EPFL, Switzerland
Introduction to Searchable Encryption (18, 19 July)

Dr. Elena Andreeva, KU Leuven, Belgium
Hash Functions from Provable Perspective (20 July)


LABS AND WORKSHOPS

Yavor Papazov, Borislav Valkov, Dr. George Sharkov, CyLab (ESI CEE)
DarkSide [after]noon (15 July)
Team Capture the Flag (18 July)
The Ultimate Challenge (19 July)

Dr. Nicolas Gama, Université de Versailles, France
Lattice-based Cryptography – Implementations (16, 19 July)


DISCUSSIONS

Bulgaria in e-Government, Cyber Defense
New Challenges (Cloud, Mobile, DNA-hacking...)
What's Next

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SUMMER SCHOOL PROFILE

To prepare the researchers and IT practitioners for the digital security and resilience of our business and e-life TOMORROW, we must foresee and develop on what will be AFTER TOMORROW.

The focus of this Second summer school is to Bridge the Practice to Theory by gathering world class leaders in the field with young researchers, IT security practitioners, e-business innovators, business resilience managers and cyber-defense professionals. The School will build on the CryptoBG*2012 - [MC3D] Meet Challenges in Cryptography and Cyber-Defense (From Theory to Practice) and the earlier International Symposiums on Recent Developments in Cryptography and Information Security. The topics answer the e-competences demand for modern industry and society, aligned with the Europe 2020 Digital Agenda, the NATO Smart Defense initiative and Multi National capacity development (addressing 2035+).

The Summer School is a milestone of a longer-term joint program of the organizers (BPIAS, ESI CEE, Minu Balkanski Foundation, and international partners), composed by trainings on IT and information security (form schools to universities), series of lectures and visiting speakers, awareness campaign for the civil digital society, and forming an operational Cyber-Defense cluster.

The latest trends and state-of-the-art open problems are linked to practical aspects and case studies on use or miss-use of the information, our digital identity and trust. We want to foster forming the Bulgarian research and scientific community, serving the IT industry, all IT-enabled services (like banking, e-Health, e-Administration, industries), and the Knowledge Society in Bulgaria and the entire region.

It starts with encoding messages and providing confidential sender-receiver channel, the basis of Cryptography and Cryptology. Numerous mathematical methods, such as number theory, combinatorics, coding theory, complexity theory and algorithms, are applied for secure transmission of messages. Fast-growing technologies serve both the healthy and the dark side. The challenge is to construct high-complexity encodings that would still take millions of years for decoding with the most powerful supercomputer and the most efficient known attacks. Cryptology is practically everywhere, in all software or hardware system – internet, emailing, mobile devices, access control and password authentication, digital signatures, network and systems security.

Cryptology is the basis, but not a guarantee for the Cyber Security and Cyber Defense – the complex area which controls the risks related to the use of various computer systems and creates computer platforms, languages and applications according to established security rules and compliances. Here we combine technologies with methodologies, organization and awareness for higher internet security, systems and mobile security, content protection, digital rights management, and more general – resilient and sustainable operations at all levels and areas.


MAIN TOPICS AND PROGRAM

The program this year addresses theory and research that answer direct demands and vulnerabilities. So we start with some practical problems and threats and provide the theory and longer term methods – so we go From Practice to Theory. Particular areas will be dedicated, but not limited to:

Cloud security
> searchable encryption
> homomorphic encryption (examples include evoting)
> key management for cloud applications
Cryptanalysis
> security standards; RSA and ECDL cryptanalysis record calculations
> cryptanalysis of blockciphers and streamciphers
> computational number theory on different constrained devices
Symmetric Key Cryptography
> secure hash functions design (SHA-3 competition overview)
> lightweight cryptography, implementation (Intel Westmere chipsets)
> implementation on constrained devices
Side-channel Resistance
> side-channel resistant elliptic curve arithmetic (Edward curves)
> practical labs and simulation
Lattice-based Cryptography
> algorithms for lattice-basis reduction
> cryptographic schemes based on lattices
> hardness assumptions
Design and development of Cyber-resilient applications
> overview and analysis of vulnerabilities (internet and mobile security - Bulgaria/EU/Nato)
> Cyber Shockwave exercise – National and Multinational defense
> TLS/SSL security
> DNSSec issues
> mobile/internet banking vulnerabilities analysis (example, UBS / Rogue certificates for MD5)

The program will include also several discussions on hot topics like:
> new digitized ecosystems and privacy: we are what we share
> security challenges: cloud, mobile, platform convergence
> the new face of cyber-crime: e-skills and competences we need
> new generation hacking: get ready for the bio-hackers
[The participants will also communicate their results and research topics]

LIST OF KEY LECTURERS

Prof. Dimitar Jetchev, EPFL, Switzerland – Searchable Encryption
Dr. Nicolas Gama, Université de Versailles, France - Programming labs with lattice and number theory libraries in C++
Dr. Benjamin Smith, INRIA, École Polytechnique, France – Efficient Elliptic curve arithmetic
Dr. Anja Becker - EPFL, Switzerland – Introduction to Lattice-based Cryptography
Dr. Christina Boura - Technical University of Denmark, Denmark - Introduction to Symmetric-key Cryptography
Dr. Emmanuel Prouff, Université de Caen, France - Side Channel Attacks
Dr. Malika Izabachène, Loria, France – e-Voting
Dr. Elena Andreeva, KU Leuven, Belgium - Introduction to hash functions

Simulations prepared by the CyLab of ESI Center. Short communications/presentations by participants.

Materials: The Summer School Lecture Notes will be bundled in a text book together with CryptoBG*2012 materials for the participants (special publication series is under consideration).

The reasonable ratio of 1:3 for theory to practice will ensure the valuable take-away for the participants, opening new research horizons and professional competences development.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The Summer School is tailored for researchers, students and professionals involved and interested in these special theoretical and practical areas. Both users and developers of applications will benefit from the program. Industry representatives will discover new opportunities for development and bridging with theory. Authorities using or supporting secure communications and information exchange are welcomed. Cyber-defense professionals and officers will gain both know-how and foresight to meet the “unknown”.

KaloyanSlavov>>>> Watch Introduction to Cryptography lecture of Dr. Kaloyan Slavov
at AUBG (American University in Bulgaria)!



LOCATION

The Summer School will take place in the conference center of the National Institute of Education in Oriahovitza, a small village near Stara Zagora. The center is equipped with conference rooms, lecture rooms and computer facilities. Located at the foot of the beautiful Sredna Gora Mountain and famous for its wineries, the village is nowadays hosting various international cultural and scientific events organized by Minu Balkanski Foundation.


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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Prof. Minko Balkanski, IHE, France
Dr. George Sharkov, ESI CEE, Bulgaria
Prof. Dimitar Jetchev, EPFL, Switzerland
Mariya Georgieva, Université de Caen, France


Please address questions and confirm your interest to: info (at) cryptobg.org, or
Dr. George Sharkov - gesha (at) esicenter.bg


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CryptoBG 2012CryptoBG 2012
CryptoBG*2012 [MC3D] Final Program and Materials: download program and PRESENTATIONS

LECTURES & TUTORIALS [in order of appearance]

Dr. Dimitar Jetchev, EPFL, Switzerland
“Introduction to elliptic curves”
“Introduction to proxy re-encryption”
“Secure storage in the cloud and methods for key management”

Dr. George Sharkov, ESI Center Eastern Europe, Bulgaria
“Intro to Security and Resilience Management (From Cyber-Defense to resilient business)”
[Resilience Management Model-RMM, CERT, Carnegie Mellon]

Dr. Nicolas Gama, Université de Versailles, France
“Introduction of lattice based cryptography”

Robert C. Seacord, Head of Secure Coding Initiative at CERT (Carnegie Mellon - SEI)
“Secure Coding Principles” + 4 Secure Coding Workshops

Dr. Valérie Gauthier, Université de Caen, France
“Introduction of code based cryptography”

Dr. Benjamin Smith, INRIA, Ecole Polytechnique, France
“Introduction to Elliptic Curve Cryptography”

Assoc. Prof. Dimitar Birov, FMI – Sofia University, Bulgaria
(visiting at School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University)
“Software Architecture-Based Security”

Prof. Veselin Tzelkov, Personal Data Security Commission, Bulgaria
“Models for Cryptographic Keys Distribution”
“Formal Model of Multilayer Cryptographic System”

Assoc. Prof. Krassimir Manev, Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria
“Hardness of algorithmic tasks – a fundamental for cryptography”


SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS

Malika Izabachene, ENS Cachan
“Cryptography basics (introduction)”

Gabriel Gauthier-Shalom, University of Waterloo, France
“Pairing Based Cryptography”

Antonio Kung, Trialog, France
“Impact of Privacy-by-design on ICT”


DISCUSSIONS

“Dangerous Optimizations and the loss of causality” – talk and topic, proposed by Robert Seacord

“Bulgaria in NATO Smart Defense initiative” – Building capacity for the Bulgarian Cyber-Defense Cluster

“What’s next in Cryptography and Cyber Security” – all key speakers on the panel

Downloads: Check and download updated conference program & presentations!


CryptoBGCryptoBG2007
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Previous editions of CryptoBG*2007, 2008, 2009 - materials and presentations >>>here:

CryptoBG*2007 International Symposium Recent Developments in Cryptography and Information Security (August 29-31, 2007)

Program
SECURITY OF SMART CARDS
Dr. Apostol Vassilev, NetIDSys, USA - Smart cards and the Holy Grail of Internet security
Robert Kuenstler, Miroslav Nachev, Todor Petrov, Bulgaria - Smart cards and document exchange security - legal requirements in the European Union and Bulgaria. Practical implementation in eConfidence systems

ELLIPTIC CURVE CRYPTOGRAPHY
Prof. David Jao, University of Waterloo, Canada - Elliptic curve cryptography
Dr. Mladen Dimitrov, Université Denis Diderot, Paris, France - Introduction to elliptic curves
Dr. Mireille Fouquet, Université Denis Diderot, Paris, France - The use of elliptic curves in cryptography

TOPICS IN CRYPTOGRAPHY
Prof. David Jao, University of Waterloo, Canada - Introduction to pairing-based cryptography

TOPICS IN INFORMATION SECURITY
Prof. Jaime Perez, City University of Seattle, USA - Cryptographic algorithms integration for higher security
Nikolay Nedyalkov, Martin Valkanov, ISECA, Bulgaria - Software development with smart cards - advanced smartcard programming & DEMOS
Vladimir Kirianski, VMware, Inc., USA - Introduction to host intrusion prevention systems

DISCUSSION PANEL
Dr. George Sharkov, ESI Center Bulgaria - The fragile balance between usability and high security
Raffi Aslanyan, TRIALOG, Versaille, France - Outline of opportunities and problems requiring secure vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication
Prof. Jaime Perez, City University of Seattle, USA - Practical cryptographic applications for e-Governments and private industry
Rossen Georgiev, Soft Innovations, Bulgaria - Public e-procurement
Georgi Brashnarov, Nemetschek, Bulgaria - The fragile balance between usability and high security? Documents and security - tools, roles, principles
Dimitriy Trifonov, ICW, Bulgaria - Introduction to electronic health cards and e-card prescription services

PAIRING-BASED CRYPTOGRAPHY
Dr. Denis Charles, Microsoft Research Live Labs, USA - Pairing based security scheme for network coding
Dimitar Jetchev, UC Berkeley & Microsoft Research, USA - Broadcast encryption schemes

CryptoBG*2008 Second International Symposium Recent Developments in Cryptography and Information Security
(September 11-13, 2008)

This second year edition of the International Symposium on Recent Developments in Cryptography and Information Security followed the established model to “meet” Theory with Application. The program for 2008 addressed some theoretical foundations and their practical implementations in sensitive information protection and security areas. Special attention was given to payments and finances.



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