Emil C. Lupu
Amandine Jambert
Damien Vergnaud
  • Emil C. Lupu, Challenges and Knowledge Gaps in Securing Cyber-Physical Systems.
    Emil Lupu is Professor of Computer Systems in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London. He leads the  Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research and the Resilient Information Systems Security Group at Imperial College London. He serves as Associate Director with the Institute for Security Science and Technology and is the Deputy Director of the PETRAS IoT Security Research Hub – Cybersecurity of the Internet of Things. His research interests focus on the cyber security and resilience of systems including their physical, digital and human characteristics and their ability to continue operating even when they have been partially compromised. For further information please see: www.rissgroup.org 

  • Amandine Jambert, Blockchain and the GDPR: a data protection authority point of view.
    ABSTRACT: Blockchain is a technology with a high potential for development that both answers and raises many questions, among the latter, some questions on its compatibility with the GDPR. For this reason, the French data protection authority, the CNIL, has addressed this matter and presents concrete solutions to stakeholders who wish to use it as part of their personal data processing operations.
    The objective of this talk is to give the main key points of the GDPR, to underline how they can apply in the Blockchain context and finally to show how we hope for cryptographic techniques to solve part of the problems.
    Dr Amandine Jambert is an IT specialist at the French data protection authority CNIL in the IT experts Department since 2011. The concept of privacy is central of all her work, this even before working at the Cnil, her PhD Thesis was already on “Cryptographic tools for content protection and user privacy”(in French).  She has a wide set of interests from Cryptography to anonymization, cloud or Blockchain.  In particular, she contributed as the technical specialist on the Blockchain publication of the CNIL.  She is finally deeply involved in the international activities of the Cnil both at the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and at ISO/IEC JTC1/SC27/WG5 which develops privacy standards at ISO.
  • Damien Vergnaud, Secure Outsourcing in Group-Based and Pairing-Based Cryptography.
    ABSTRACT:  Cryptographic operations are performed everywhere, from standard laptop to smart cards. Some devices computational resources can be very limited and it is natural to delegate costly operations to another device capable of carrying out cryptographic algorithms. In this setting, it is obviously important to ensure the limited device that the computation is carried out correctly and that the powerful device does not learn anything about what it is actually computing (including the secret inputs and outputs). In this talk, we review the recent advances on secure outsourcing of group exponentiation (in groups of known prime order as well as in groups of unknown order) and pairing computation. We notably present recent efficient constructions, cryptanalytic results and efficiency lower bounds.
    Damien Vergnaud is a full professor at Sorbonne Université (Paris, France). He holds a doctorate degree in mathematics from the Université de Caen Basse-Normandie (France). His research interests include the design of efficient and secure cryptographic protocols, theoretical aspects of provable security and number theory. He has also published papers in all IACR conferences. In 2017, he was nominated at the “Institut Universitaire de France” (a distinction given to only 2% of French university professors).