Technical Advisor on Cryptography
Conference : Does Cyber Security Time accelerate?
Aline Gouget is Technical Advisor on Advanced Cryptography. She is in charge of the security analysis of cryptographic mechanisms and protocols, solving critical issues for different industrial sectors and also designing innovative solutions. Her research topics include quantum-safe cryptography, homomorphic encryption, IoT security and privacy, and blockchain technologies. After studies in pure mathematics at the University of Caen (France), she obtained her Ph.D. on symmetric-key cryptography in 2004. She has published over 30 scientific articles and she is the inventor of more than 30 patents. She has been involved in developing standards, e.g. at ISO/IEC SC27 (Cryptography and security mechanisms). She has 15 years of experience in the application of Cryptography for industrial needs. In 2017, Aline has been awarded the prize Irène Joliot-Curie for “Female Scientist in an Enterprise”.
Numeric services are being moved to the “cloud” and items are more and more connected. Would it be for autonomous vehicles or for former isolated infrastructures… The “digital transformation” is on the way. Connectivity is now ruling the market at a global level. Therefore, the balance of power between competitors has changed. We all have to adapt. Until now, cryptographers used to build mechanisms to protect confidentiality and data integrity relying on mathematics and their knowledge of existing attacks. Those attacks used to be improved depending on the latest scientific publications. And so, from time to time, experts in security had to build fix architectures and create new updates in order to detect attacks depending on known signatures. From now on, experts in cybersecurity have to gather their know-how to pragmatically improve. Together, they have to manage risk by maximizing their skills at each stage of conception. It has become essential to know how to detect a new attack and to quickly decide what decision is the most adapted to take. How can we adjust ourselves to this new relationship with time and what are the impacts on security systems conception?