IDFIX - ID-based cryptography For Identification and eXchange

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01/10/2016 to 31/12/2020

Project Description:

The ID-Fix project aims to improve authentication methods in everyday communication. Usually there is a clash between two worlds at this level, on one hand academic research tends to propose solutions proven secure in some abstract model without real consideration for efficiency, while industrial tends to favor optimization without sufficient concerns for security or the lack thereof, another main issue is that those implementations often tend to consider a Trusted Third Party, and end up relying way too much on its honesty, while no system can be guaranteed no never be corrupted or coerced into evil-doing.

This project will take the best of both worlds, by producing protocols secure in model fitting realistic applications, with proper security proof, and practical efficiency.
For that, we will undergo a pass on classical interactive protocols, revisit their security model and propose alternative way to achieve the same functionalities, and as much as possible in the ID-based setting.

Wednesday, 12 December, 2018


The Commission made a commitment to launch a pilot phase under Horizon 2020 to help bring national cybersecurity centres together into a network.

Future Events

The Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico on 9-13 December 2019. 

09/12/2019 to 13/12/2019

The one-day Summit on the 13th of January brings together prominent security practitioners for in-depth talks focused on techniques that can be used to successfully identify, contain, and eliminate adversaries targeting your networks. Attendees will gain tools and methods to leverage as soon as they return to work.

The Summit will explore:

13/01/2020 to 19/01/2020