Cryptographic protocols and coding theory

01/01/2018 to 31/12/2022

Estonia is one of the leading countries in using electronic services, offering digital infrastructure for national elections, communication with government, storing medical data, filling tax forms, etc. Given a high level of dependency on digital infrastructure, it is of paramount importance to study security and reliability issues. We will combine methods from coding theory and cryptography to construct provably secure cryptographic protocols and data storage schemes. We will study applications like e-voting, blockchain, and fault-tolerance of distributed databases. We will continue research on the theory of cryptographic protocols (e.g., zero-knowledge proofs) and coding theory. To achieve this, the current project will combine well-known research in both areas. While cryptographic community in Estonia is large, coding theory and interactions between cryptography and coding theory are relatively new in the Estonian context.

Tuesday, 11 December, 2018


Outcomes and key themes from ICT 2018 Session on Cybersecurity as key for a Digital Economy and Society

On 5 December 2018, the Digital Single Market of the European Commission sponsored a session on the topic of “Cybersecurity as key for a Digital Economy and Society”. The highly-popular session (over 90 attendees) took place on 5 December 2018 within the flagship ICT2018 Conference in Vienna, Austria.

Khalil Rouhana, Deputy Director General, EC – DG CNECT, kicked off the session with an overview of some of the most pressing issues of the day in cybersecurity: