Emerging Cryptography

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 10:30 am11:00 am

Steve Weis, Software Engineer, Facebook


This talk discusses emerging cryptographic technologies including secure enclaves, homomorphic encryption, secure multiparty computation, and functional cryptography. We'll focus on the potential impact to everyday security and privacy.

For background, we'll recap trends in cryptographic adoption and how it has affected real world users. We'll cover both positive and negative examples and suggest areas of development most beneficial to the next billion users coming online. We'll then discuss how emerging cryptography may enable new models of computation, while better protecting people's sensitive data.

Steve Weis, Software Engineer, Facebook

Steve Weis is a software engineer on the Facebook Security Infrastructure team, where he focuses on securing people's data with applied cryptography. His past work includes building PGP support for Facebook, Google's 2-step verification, and the Keyczar cryptographic library. Previously, Steve co-founded a security startup, PrivateCore, which was acquired by Facebook, worked on Google's applied security team, and earned a PhD in computer science from MIT.

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@inproceedings {208145,
author = {Steve Weis},
title = {Emerging Cryptography},
booktitle = {Enigma 2018 (Enigma 2018)},
year = {2018},
address = {Santa Clara, CA},
url = {https://www.usenix.org/node/208146},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = jan

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