Cybersecurity and Blockchains

The already widespread and accelerating digitalisation of all aspects of society and private life makes cybersecurity one of the key societal and technical challenges of the future. The systems’ underlying digitalisation are distributed and work on sensitive data, making cryptography and distributed systems two key technical disciplines in building the foundation for the future cybersecurity.

Objectives and synergies

The objectives are:

  1. to enable MPC to become a practical tool for the future of processing sensitive data, and
  2. to create a practical and provable secure foundation for the blockchain revolution.

There are strong synergies with “Verification & Software Engineering” concerning formal verification of security properties of MPC and blockchains. There are also synergies with the “Efficient algorithms and data structures” theme in analysing and engineering efficient cryptographic algorithms. Finally, there is synergy with “Human Computer Interaction” with respect to usable security.

Workstream Manager

Claudio Orlandi
Associate Professor


Aarhus University
Dept. of Computer Science
Åbogade 34
8200 Aarhus N

E: orlandi@cs.au.dk
T: +45 21 43 32 49
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Contributing key researchers:

Roman Beck

Professor

IT University of Copenhagen
Department of Business IT

Ivan Damgaard

Professor

Aarhus University
Department of Computer Science

Bernardo David

Associate Professor

IT University of Copenhagen
Department of Computer Science

Technical University of Denmark
DTU  Compute

Tore Kasper Frederiksen

Senior Cryptography
Engineer

The Alexandra Institute
Security Lab

Technical University of Denmark
DTU Compute

University of Aarhus
Department of Computer Science

Aarhus University
Department of Computer Science

University of Copenhagen
Department of Computer Science

Xiao Xiao

Associate Professor

Copenhagen Business School
Department of Digitalization