About the book
Encryption is one of the oldest interests of humanity, nevertheless, its development never stopped and it is nowadays as alive as ever, thanks to the available computational power. In this book we aim to collect the current state-of-the-art in cryptography, ranging from classical problems like cryptography, authentication, signatures, etc. up to future-proof cryptography such as quantum-based and quantum-resistant cryptography, going through hardware tools that can be functional to cryptographic protocols such as physically unclonable functions and random number generators.
Besides the development of cryptographic tools (hardware and software), we are also interested in the applications of cryptography in current and future scenarios like blockchain, internet of things, industry 4.0, privacy enforcement, cybersecurity and special algorithms such as zero-knowledge proofs and identity-based cryptography.
Finally, cryptography does not live in a vacuum, but it is intertwined with our society, sometimes rising questions that are beyond the purely technical realm. For example: Is the weakening introduced by key escrow mechanisms worth the gain? How does cryptography interact with privacy rights? What is the economic impact of cryptography? We welcome contribution to those less technical questions as well.