Mathematics and Computer Science have merged to form Cryptology and information security. Elliptic curve cryptography and RSA Algorithm will lead information security in future with quantum computing in the forefront. This was stated by Padmashree Prof. R. Balasubramanian, President, Cryptology Society of India (CRSI) and Senior Professor, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai on Thursday, 26th September 2019. He was speaking at Presidency University, Bangalore on the occasion of inauguration of National Workshop on Cryptology 2019 which the university has organized in association with Cryptology Research Society of India.
Continuing his speech, S S Bhatnagar awardee , Prof. Balasubramanian added that Public Key Cryptography provides message encryption, digital signature, data compression and email compatibility. In Public Key Cryptography, the intruder knows how the coding is done, but it is impossible to decode it.
Prof. Balasubramanian said that there are several centers in India wherein active Cryptology research is being done. To bring together all researchers, the CRSI organizes annual Workshops and an International Conference every year.
The 3 days Workshop will be addressed by other keynote speakers, including Mr Sanjay Sahay, DG & I G of Police, Government of Karnataka and Mr P. M. Heblikar, Former Special Secretary, Government of India.
The Workshop will have several sessions on topics such as Elliptic Curve Cryptography, IOT Security, Crystoanalysis of Block Cyphers, Visual Cryptography, Blockchain and Cyber Attacks. There are several hands on experience sessions. Over 60 participants from different parts of the country are attending the conference.
Resource persons include experts from academics, industries, Defense establishments, Police and Forensic Departments and Software companies. Some experts who will be sharing their knowledge are : Prof. R. Balasubramanian, Dr. S. V. Satyanarayana, Dr. Appla Naidu Tentu, Prof. Srikanth R., Dr. Srinivas Vivek, Dr. Avishek Adhikari, Dr. G. K. Patra, Mr. Sanjay Sahay and Mr. Adarsh Umesh.
Vice Chancellor, Prof. Radha Padmanabhan, who presided over the inauguration, said that personal security has always been a basic need of human beings. Giving an anecdote from Mahabharata war-field, the Vice Chancellor said that the conch sound of Bhishma silently indicated his longing desire to join Lord Krishna after salvation. In response, the conch sound of Lord Krishna was a warm acceptance of Bhishma .
The three days workshop is sponsored by Defense Research & Development Organization, Delhi, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, Department of Atomic Energy, Mumbai and Federal Bank of India.
In the beginning , Dean, Professor C. Prabhakar Reddy welcomed the gathering. Head of the Department of Computer Science, Prof. K. Mohan spoke about the conference.