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5 february 2021 - 2,30 pm ONLINE

Introduction to Multivariate Cryptography

on Zoom platform

Seminar of De Cifris Augustae Taurinorum, in collaboration with the Department of Mathematical Sciences "G.L. Lagrange" of the Polytechnic of Turin, the Department of Mathematics "G. Peano" of the University of Turin, Quadrans Foundation and Telsy SPA.

"Introduction to Multivariate Cryptography"

Carlo Sanna - Polytechnic of Turin

Friday 5 February 2021 - 2.30 pm

Online webinar on the Zoom platform at

Abstract: Multivariate Cryptography is a Public-Key Cryptography that builds its trapdoors on the problem of solving multivariate polynomial systems over a finite field. Currently, two signature schemes in the NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Process are based on Multivariate Cryptography: Rainbow (Round 3 Finalist) and GeMSS (Alternate Candidate). This introductory talk shows: the motivation behind Multivariate Cryptography; the basic principles and design of a Multivariate Public Key Cryptosystem; the possible attacks; the Unbalanced Oil and Vinegar scheme; and the Hidden Field Equations scheme.