Helsinki-Aalto Center for Information Security (HAIC) public outreach initiative aims to make information security more accessible to a broader audience. As part of this initiative, are organizing HAIC Talks, a series of public lectures on contemporary topics in information security. In the style of studia generalia, these lectures are free and open to everyone. No background knowledge in information security is required.

October 9, 2018: Hard Problems for Cryptography: From Factoring to Sudoku – with Chris Brzuska

Speaker: Assistant Professor Chris Brzuska, Aalto University

Description: Cryptographers use hard problems to construct unbreakable encryption schemes, pseudorandom number generators and more. A typical example is the factoring of large numbers, i.e., we learn in primary school how to multiply numbers, but given a large number, even supercomputers struggle to take it apart into its prime factors. In the talk, we will see the diversity of hard problems that are candidates for secure cryptography, ranging from factoring to sudoku.

Venue: Lumituuli Auditorium, Dipoli, Otakaari 24, 02150 Espoo.

Time: 17:45 – 19:15 (doors open at 17:30). The lecture will be approximately 45 minutes, after which there will be time for questions.

Registration: HAIC Talks are open to everyone and free of charge but we ask you to register for the event.