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Applied Security and Information Assurance Group

Research Objectives

The Applied Security and Information Assurance Group - APSIA - is headed by Prof. Dr. Peter Y. A. Ryan, Professor of Applied Security. The group is part of SnT and is associated with LACS of the Computer Science and Communications Research Unit - CSC.

The APSIA Group is concerned with the design and analysis of secure systems:

  •  Cryptographic Protocols (classical and quantum)
  •  Cryptographic Algorithms and Primitives
  •  Information Flow
  •  Verifiable Voting Schemes
  •  Socio-Technical Analysis of Security

Ongoing Research Projects

EquiVox - Secure, Quantum-Safe, Practical Voting Technologies

Time frame: April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2023
Funding sources: FNR - CORE
Participants: RYAN, Peter Y A (Principal Investigator)

EquiVox - Secure, Quantum-Safe, Practical Voting Technologies

Time frame: April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2023
Funding sources: FNR - CORE
Participants: RYAN, Peter Y A (Principal Investigator), ROENNE, Peter (Researcher), FOTIADIS, Georgios (Research Associate), MUELLER, Johannes (Research Associate)

Description:

Digital information and communication technologies, entrenched in the fabric of modern society, enrich and facilitate our lives. Used carefully, the very same tools can also serve to enrich and protect core mechanisms, such as elections, that are fundamental to the functioning of democratic societies. In effect, elections form the foundations …

FP2 - Future-Proofing Privacy in Secure Electronic Voting

Time frame: Jan. 1, 2021 - Dec. 31, 2023
Funding sources: FNR - CORE - Core Junior
Participants: MUELLER, Johannes (Principal Investigator)

LuxQCI - Luxembourg Quantum Communication Infrastructure Phase 1

Time frame: Dec. 1, 2020 - Dec. 1, 2021
Funding sources: ESA, SES
Participants: RYAN, Peter Y A (Principal Investigator), ROENNE, Peter (Researcher), FOTIADIS, Georgios (Research Associate)

Q-CoDe - Quantum Communication with Deniability

Time frame: July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2021
Funding sources: FNR - CORE
Participants: RYAN, Peter Y A (Principal Investigator), VAN WIER, Jeroen (Doctoral Candidate), ATASHPENDAR, Arash (PhD student), OSTREV, Dimiter (Research Associate), Roenne, Peter Browne (Research Associate)

Description:

The goal of this project is to conduct a thorough formal analysis of the promising, but poorly understood field of deniable quantum communication. It will entail a systematic analysis and classification of the quantum primitives that are relevant for deniability, and further give precise definitions of deniability and related concepts …

SeVoTe - Secure Voting Technologies

Time frame: Oct. 1, 2016 - Sept. 30, 2021
Funding sources: FNR - INTER
Participants: RYAN, Peter Y A (Principal Investigator), ZOLLINGER, Marie-Laure (PhD student), Roenne, Peter Browne (Research Associate)

Description:

The goal of this research project is to provide significant advances on the issues that appear in modern voting and e-voting systems, with a particular focus on the following aspects: Rigorous expression of the security properties intended from and/or exhibited by a voting system, in order to both improve our …

STV - Socio-Technical Verification of Information Security and Trust in Voting Systems

Time frame: Sept. 1, 2019 - Aug. 31, 2022
Funding sources: FNR (Luxembourg)/NCBiR (Poland)
Participants: RYAN, Peter Y A (Principal Investigator), JAMROGA, Wojciech (Research Associate), LENZINI, Gabriele (Senior Researcher)

SURCVS - Secure, Usable and Robust Cryptographic Voting Systems

Time frame: Nov. 1, 2018 - Oct. 31, 2022
Funding sources: FNR - INTER
Partner organisations: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Participants: RYAN, Peter Y A (Principal Investigator), MAUW, Sjouke (Collaborator), PANG, Jun (Collaborator)

Description:

This project will investigate the security of voting systems and increase our assurance in state-of-the-art voting systems. We have
identified three specific areas which are critical in progressing towards adoption of modern voting systems to the benefit of society.

User confidence: Most users are not interested in the cryptographic details, …

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    Book Chapter

  • Crypto Santa, Ryan Peter. In: The New Codebreakers - Essays Dedicated to David Kahn on the Occasion of His 85th Birthday, Springer.

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