At this year's International Cryptology Conference (Crypto) in Santa Barbara, Dr. Juraj Somorovsky (Chair for Network and Data Security) organized the workshop on "Attacks in Cryptography 2" (WAC2). The video recordings of the event, produced with CASA funding, are now available as a playlist on Youtube. Among others, invited list of speakers contained Matthew Green, Mathy Vanhoef, and Nadia Heninger.
Abstract for the Event
Cryptography is often thought of as the bright spot of practical security, a mathematical paradise where security can be rigorously proven and issues like buffer overflows are in someone else’s department. However, there is a growing community of researchers who regularly find serious flaws in widely deployed cryptographic implementations and protocols. In recent years, this type of research has mostly been published in systems security conferences. This workshop will bring together researchers who work on cryptographic attacks and provide a showcase of their work for the Crypto community. This is the second edition of the WAC workshop, which has been established by Nadia Heninger.