The Cyber Academy Presents...International Conference on Cryptography and High Performance Computing

This conference aims to discuss some of the issues involved in encryption, including the usage of high performance computing to crack cryptography.

Start date and time

Wednesday 21 September 2016 1:00 PM

to Wednesday 21 September 2016 5:00 PM

Event cost


Presentations include:

  • Quantum Computers, Prof Alan Woodward. In this talk we will take a rapid look at how conventional computing has developed in it’s power and the limitations that we are rapidly approaching. 
  • Cracking RSA and Next Generation Cryptography, Prof Bill Buchanan. This will include a practical demonstration on how high performance computers and quantum computers can be setup to crack methods such as for RSA, and provides a demonstration of new quantum robust methods. 
  • Practical side-channel attacks on embedded device cryptography, Doug Carson, Dr Owen Lo, and Charley Celice. This presentation outlines the methods of monitoring devices for their electrical power drain and radio emissions, in order to determine both the classifications of the encryption method and the encryption key. 
  • Cryptography and High Performance Computing, Emerson Lima, CEO Founder at Praelium security.
  • Capture the flag challenge: Make a day of it and take part in a Capture the Flag (CTF) competition from 9am. The competition will include challenges of varied difficulty, where both beginners and seasoned information security experts will find something to enjoy.

To find out more information, please visit here. 

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Craiglockhart Campus

Edinburgh Napier University
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