The group of investigators, together with scientistshave developed an algorithm which shields sentitive information
GUWAHATI: A group of investigators in IIT-Guwahati, in cooperation with scientists in the University of Pardubice, Czech Republic, have developed an algorithm which protects electronic information in cyber attacks and encrypts sensitive health information that’s transmitted through the net.
The post-quantum cryptography-based encryption algorithms along with also the native soft IPs could be incorporated into Systems-on-Chip (SoC) to guard the country’s digital information from cyber attacks, an IIT-G spokesperson said on Wednesday. He added that those algorithms and IPs would allow crucial information, including national security information and citizen data, to be under an unbreakable lock-and-key.
The study was lately released in the proceedings of IEEE International Conference Radioelektronika and received an award for being the third-best newspaper. The group is directed by Dr Gaurav Trivedi, associate professor of electrical and electronics technology at IIT-G, also contains Srinivasan Krishnaswamy, assistant professor by his division, Zdenek Nemec and Jan Pidanic in the University of Pardubice. The group also includes study scholars Bikram Paul, Uddipana Dowerah, Tarun Kumar Yadav, Balbir Singh, Abhishek Agrawal, Meenali Janveja, and Souradip Pal from IIT-G.
“It is now the need of the hour to look brand new encryption schemes that may withstand attacks on both the quantum computers and classical pc,” Trivedi said. He added that this need gave rise to another area of study named Post-Quantum Cryptography and lots of teams, such as the one from IIT-G, have been focusing on creating algorithms to safeguard data from strikes by innovative computers.
Lauding the efforts, IIT-G manager TG. Sitharam, stated,”These two electronics will be the outcomes of the joint efforts of IIT Guwahati along with the University of Pardubice with whom we’ve had successful alliance for the previous nine decades. These apparatus are in-line with India’s vision of self-reliance (Atmanirbhar) and freedom from foreign technology”
The IIT-G group has also worked towards improving data safety in the medical industry that’s increasingly employing the Internet-of-Things module to cater to the requirements of the nation. IoT in healthcare aids in real-time analysis of disorders by simply keeping a patient connected to your medical practitioner 24×7, consequently preventing admissions and visits at the hospital.