Kazu Gomi on the ABCs of ABE – And the Future of Encryption

In his inaugural article as a Forbes contributor, NTT Research President and CEO, Kazuhiro Gomi, notes that the field of encryption, a key component of any cybersecurity framework, is evolving. One current development is associated with Attribute-Based Encryption (ABE), an approach proposed fifteen years ago by Drs. Amit Sahai and Brent Waters. Dr. Sahai is now a professor of computer science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, and Dr. Waters is professor of computer science at the University of Texas, Austin, and a distinguished scientist at NTT Research. This article discusses how ABE and the larger category of functional encryption (FE) promise not only increased security, but also greater efficiency, flexibility and utility. Please take a look at the article, “Rethinking Encryption To Enhance Security And Utility