Séminaire Christian Cachin (IBM Zurich)

Lieu: Salle 26-00/101, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
Date et Heure de début: 11-02-2015

 TITLE: Cryptographic Security Mechanisms for Cloud Computing

In the cloud computing model, the owner loses direct control over its data and programs.  After outsourcing data to the cloud, the owner is bound to trust the cloud provider for confidentiality, privacy, integrity, and availability.  However, cryptographic mechanisms can reduce such trust by allowing the owner to protect its data and programs. This presentation reviews some principles of cloud security and presents novel mechanisms for securing data in the cloud.  Such techniques are the focus of current research projects at IBM Research - Zurich, in particular, key-management for the cloud, the integrity and consistency of remote data, and secure data deletion.

Christian Cachin
IBM Research - Zurich

Christian Cachin is a researcher in cryptography and security at IBM Research - Zurich.  He graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from ETH Zurich and has held visiting positions at MIT and at EPFL. Presently he serves as the President of the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR).  An IEEE Fellow, ACM Distinguished Scientist, and recipient of multiple IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards, he has co-authored the book "Introduction to Reliable and Secure Distributed Programming" and contributed to the OASIS Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) standard. His current research addresses the security of cloud computing, secure protocols for distributed systems, and cryptography.

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