Projet DEREC: Development of Relativistic Cryptography

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01/10/2016 to 30/09/2020

The goal of project DEREC is to demonstrate the feasibility of guaranteeing the security of some cryptographic protocols using the relativistic paradigm, which states that information propagation is limited by the speed of light.

We plan to study some two party primitives such as bit commitment and their security against classical and quantum adversaries in this model. We then plan to the integration of those primitives into larger cryptosystems. Finally, we plan on performing a demonstration of those systems in real life conditions.

We will focus on secure multiparty computation, with applications such as voting schemes, secret auctions, or password-based authentication schemes. Our final goal is to implement these protocols, with proven security, at the end of the 4-year project so that they can be deployed on a larger scale in the 5 to 10 years to come. We limit ourselves to a few tasks in this project for pragmatic reasons but the potential benefits of relativistic cryptography go far beyond them.

Tuesday, 30 October, 2018


On 18 July 2019, will organize a webinar in collaboration with the GDPR Cluster projects entitled “GDPR compliance in the emerging technologies”.

Future Events

The 14th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2019), will be held from August 26 to August 29, 2019 at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.

26/08/2019 to 29/08/2019

PROTECTIVE is co-organising the 2nd International Workshop on Cyber Threat Intelligence Management(CyberTIM 2019) as apart of the ARES 2019 conference in the UK on 26-29 August 2019.

26/08/2019 to 29/08/2019