Cryptography

The future of crypto: IBM makes a new leap with Fully Homomorphic Encryption

IBM delivers first-of-its-kind security homomorphic encryption services offering for companies to begin experimenting with FHE.

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Homomorphic Encryption Comes to Linux on IBM Z 

For decades, society has benefitted from modern cryptography to protect our sensitive data during transmission and at rest. It seems daily that we see news about data breaches, privacy lapses, and inadvertent disclosures of information. In a real sense data privacy has gone from boardroom discussion a decade ago, to dinner table discussion. For IBM […]

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IBM Releases Fully Homomorphic Encryption Toolkit for MacOS and iOS; Linux and Android Coming Soon

Often, when I begin explaining fully homomorphic encryption (FHE) to someone for the first time I start by saying that I’ve been working in the field for nearly a decade and yet, I still have to pause to spell it right. So, let’s call it FHE. Half-kidding aside, FHE really sounds like magic when you […]

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Top Brazilian Bank Pilots Privacy Encryption Quantum Computers Can’t Break

More than 5,000 publicly disclosed data breaches and billions of personal records exposed. Hacking attacks and deliberate data exfiltration by insiders leading to leaks of sensitive financial, medical and government information. That’s only in 2019, globally — despite the data often being encrypted. But one of the top banks in Brazil wants to avoid such […]

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$14M IARPA Grant Awarded to Advance Cryptographic Applications

IBM Research and its university partners including: UC Santa Cruz; Cornell University and Cornell Tech; University of Illinois at Urbana Champagne; Oregon State University are collaborating on new programming systems and languages to build secure cryptographic applications.

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Sensemaker Series: IBM Researchers on Future Tech for Financial Services

The financial services industry faces mounting pressures to reduce costs, improve customer experience, compete with emerging players, and comply with new regulations. At the same time, IBM Research is driving innovations that will transform the financial services industries using technologies like AI, blockchain, quantum computing, IoT, cybersecurity, and cloud. These advances are surfacing new capabilities […]

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Behind the Architecture of Hyperledger Fabric

A new paper, from the IBM scientists behind many of the thousands of lines of code in Hyperledger Fabric, reveals the rationale and the thought process for the architecture, for the first time. It all started about two years ago with late night calls between Zurich and the US. IBM researchers were bouncing ideas off […]

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IBM Fellow Awarded Levchin Prize for Contributions to Cryptography

We can all thank an elementary school teacher for keeping our electronic data safe and secure. Growing up in Argentina, and studying in Israel, not far from where his career started at IBM’s Haifa Lab, IBM Fellow and cryptographer, Hugo M. Krawczyk cites his third-grade teacher as one of his first influences. “She piqued my […]

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Resilient Consensus Protocols for Blockchains

On the heels of the exciting blockchain news coming from SIBOS, in Vienna this week the 31st International Symposium on Distributed Computing took place, which also hosted a workshop entitled “Blockchain Technology and Theory”.  Researchers and practitioners from academia and industry working in distributed systems, cryptography, and security gathered there to discuss and exchanged their […]

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Cryptographer Tal Rabin elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Tal Rabin, head of the cryptography research group at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center, has been elected to the 236th class of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Tal is the 14th IBMer to receive this honor. The 213 members of the 2016 class span academic and intellectual disciplines, and include recipients […]

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Defender of the Cloud

As part of our ongoing IBM Research Q&A series we sat down with Dr. Christian Cachin to talk about his involvement in SUPERCLOUD, ESCUDO-CLOUD and WITDOM. Dr. Cachin. is also president of the International Association for Cryptologic Research. SUPERCLOUD, ESCUDO-CLOUD and WITDOM are not the names of comic book superheroes, but what they hope to […]

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