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2013/11/22, MC12, 14:30 - 15:30

A secure distance-bounding protocol preserving the anonymity of the participants
Jean-Marc Robert , ÉTS Montréal

Area: Alumni Lecture

Abstract:

Distance-bounding protocols are one of the best tools to thwart relay attacks against authentication protocols. In this talk, our objective is twofold. First, present distance-bounding protocols based on the public-key cryptography model that are secure against the typical attacks against such protocols. However, our main objective is to develop a distance-bounding protocol that protects the identity of the legitimate participants. A participant should be able to prove his location at a given time without having to reveal his identity.

Biography of Speaker:

Jean-Marc received his PhD from SOCS in 1991 and subsequently worked in both industry and academia. He is currently a Professor at the Department of Software and IT Engineering at École de technologie supérieure. His research activities focus on the security of information systems: from communication networks to enterprise networks, from embedded systems to distributed systems.