Campus Lectures IT-Security: Hard and Not-necessarily-hard Problems in Cryptography

FH Campus Wien Competence Centre for IT-Security

Security people often respond to security problems by throwing crypto at them. After all, if crypto is good then more of it has to be even gooder. However, there are some problems that simply can't be solved by crypto, no matter how much of it you use. Conversely, some problems can be addressed using far simpler mechanisms than the ones that cryptographers come up with, often by moving the goalposts slightly to make the problem solvable, if less cryptographically interesting. "Hard and Not-necessarily-hard Problems in Cryptography" looks at some problems that can't be solved through cryptography even if at first glance they may appear solvable, as well as ones that can be solved if you're prepared to turn them into slightly different problems.

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Time & Place

21 Sep 2017 from 17:30 to 19:00
1100 Wien, Favoritenstrasse 226 Austria

Target Audience

IT-Security specialists, Cryptologists, everybody interested in IT-Security


The Competence Center IT-Securty and the Master’s Degree Program IT-Security welcome the worldwide renowned computer scientist Peter Gutmann from the University of Auckland, New Zealand to the Campus Lectures.