Challenges in cryptography


Cryptography as a field of study is exciting because it brings together beautiful mathematics and many cutting-edge areas of computer science and engineering to find solutions that touch all aspects of life in a digital era. In a single day at a cryptography conference, one can hear talks on election security and legislation on regulating encryption, new mathematical constructions that might yield more efficient encryption schemes, how to wirelessly hack a Tesla and drive away without the key, how Google secures communication between its data centers, and how to build a more private blockchain.

Keywords: cryptography


Alfred Menezes, Douglas Stebila. Challenges in cryptography. IEEE Security & Privacy, 19(2):70–73. IEEE, March–April 2021. © IEEE.