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


SMESEC project Open Call for SMEs and SME associations
SMESEC has released an open call for SMEs and SME associations in order to validate SMESEC framework and at the same time improve their systems’ security.
SMESEC is inviting SMEs to participate in the validation of the SMESEC framework. By participating you not only have influence on the evaluation of the SMESEC framework, but also improve your own company security and get up to €20.000 of funds!

Future Events

Conference on Autonomous Security Systems
02/05/2019 to 03/05/2019

Ethical and Legal Aspects of Autonomous Security Systems

An international conference to be held at the University of Zurich in Switzerland on May 2nd-3rd, 2019, aims to explore the ethical and legal aspects of autonomous systems in the security sector. Among others, autonomous systems in cybersecurity are discussed in the conference, that is co-supported by CANVAS.

Keynote speakers

Philip G. Alston, New York University and UN Special Rapporteur
Extreme Poverty and Human Rights: Artificial Intelligence as a Threat to Human Rights?

Hermeneut project at Cybertech Tel Aviv 2019

Cybertech is the cyber industry’s foremost B2B networking platform conducting industry-related events all around the globe, the go-to place to learn all about the latest technological innovations, threats, and solutions to combating threats within the global cyber arena.