Dr. Douglas Stebila is an Associate Professor of cryptography in the Department of Combinatorics & Optimization at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. His research focuses on improving the security of key exchange protocols and Internet cryptography protocols such as SSL/TLS and SSH, including the development of quantum-resistant solutions.
His previous work on the integration of elliptic curve cryptography in SSL/TLS has been deployed on hundreds of millions of web browsers and servers worldwide. He is the leader of the Open Quantum Safe project, an open-source software project for prototyping and evaluating quantum-resistant cryptography.
He holds an MSc from the University of Oxford and a PhD from the University of Waterloo, and held previous academic appointments at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, and McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
September 29th, 2020 | 35 mins 43 secs
KEMTLS is a modified version of TLS 1.3 that uses Key Encapsulation Mechanisms, or KEMs, instead of signatures for server authentication, thereby providing a sort of “post-quantum TLS”. But what even are KEMs? Are quantum computers even a thing that we should be worried about? On the first ever episode of Cryptography FM, we’ll be hosting Dr. Douglas Stebila and PhD Candidate Thom Wiggers to discuss these questions and more.