The past decade has witnessed the first successful deployments of encrypted computing, multiparty computation, and cryptographic zero-knowledge proofs as privacy preserving technologies. In order to enable the mainstream use of these technologies and educate application developers, several community based standardization groups have been created (homomorphicencryption.org, zkproof.org, mpcalliance.org) and standard organizations (ISO, NIST) are already considering how to standardize these advanced cryptographic techniques.
The Advanced Cryptography Applications and Standardization workshop serves to bring together the industry, academia and standardization bodies around the adoption and usability of privacy-enhancing advanced cryptographic schemes. It aims to highlight the importance and challenges of deploying these techniques in real-world applications, as well as of standardizing these complex cryptographic protocols.
During the third session of the day, EFF's Erica Portnoy will be discussing the latest trends of advanced cryptography and the challenges to deployment along with Dave Archer (Galois) and Omer Shlomovits (KZen Networks).