Some Good (Cryptography) News

Few people know much about cryptography. What the public learns, from headlines and advertisements that often exploit those headlines, is that existing cryptosystems seem to break fairly often. In his latest article for Forbes, NTT Research President and CEO, Kazuhiro Gomi, points to three counter examples of cybersecurity actually tightening: 1) a breakthrough in “indistinguishability obfuscation” that could turn software into a true black box to outsiders; 2) an enhancement to today’s widely prevalent public key cryptosystems that would give them the highest protection against active and interactive attackers; 3) and several ways to make machine learning more private, robust and verifiable. To learn more, read the full article here.