Vision: What If They All Die? Crypto Requirements for Key People

C.N. Ngo, D. Friolo, F. Massacci, D. Venturi, E. Battaiola

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Abstract

© 2020 IEEE.The question above seems absurd but it is what a Bank has to ask to its suppliers to meet the European Central Bank (ECB) regulations on the continuity of critical business functions. The bank has no intention of mingling in the daily work of the supplier (that's the whole purpose of outsourcing). Nor the supplier has any intention to make available to the bank the keys of its kingdom (it is actually forbidden to do so by the very same regulations). We need a way to do so only when the hearts of the key people stop beating. In this paper, we discuss whether recent advances in cryptography (secret sharing and MPC, time-lock puzzles, etc.) can replace the classical approach based on human redundancy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 5th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops, Euro S and PW 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages178-183
ISBN (Electronic)9781728185972
ISBN (Print)9781728185972
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event5th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops, Euro S and PW 2020 - Virtual, Genoa, Italy
Duration: 7 Sept 202011 Sept 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings - 5th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops, Euro S and PW 2020

Conference

Conference5th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops, Euro S and PW 2020
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityVirtual, Genoa
Period7/09/2011/09/20

Funding

This work was partly supported by the European Commission under the H2020 Programme Grant Agreement No. 830929 (CyberSec4Europe).

FundersFunder number
European Commission830929

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