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16:32 [Job][New] Cryptography Architect, CipherCloud, Hyderabad, India


CipherCloud provides cloud data encryption solutions with award-winning technology. CipherCloud protects enterprise data using encryption, tokenization, and masking in any private or public cloud environment without impacting functionality or usability. CipherCloud eliminates data privacy, data residency, security and regulatory compliance concerns and accelerates cloud adoption.


Cryptography Architect will lead and contribute to our core technology. This senior engineering position requires demonstrated capabilities in cryptography, encryption, programming, and the associated computational sciences, while also serving the role of cryptography lead for the product teams. The position also requires leading associated research and patent activities and staging of foundational cryptographic technologies for security products, and offers an excellent opportunity for a high energy and results-oriented individual to make significant contributions to CipherCloud’s expanding market presence and industry leadership. In this strategic position, candidate will also work with customers and product management to identify customer requirements and contribute to product strategy.


  • BS, MS, PhD, or equivalent in a related discipline.
  • In-depth development experience in cryptography algorithms, encryption and key management techniques
  • Good knowledge of symmetric encryption algorithms such as AES, Triple DES
  • Understanding of Homomorphic and such symmetric encryption techniques
  • Experience with character encoding such as Base64
  • Hands-on programming experience in C or Java. Java development experience is a plus
  • Entrepreneurial drive and work ethnic, self-motivated, results oriented and demonstrated ability to add value and succeed in a fast paced environment.
  • Team player with strong communications and writing skills.

16:30 [Event][New] 2nd Bar-Ilan Winter School on Cryptography: Lattice-Based Cryptography and

  From February 19 to February 22
Location: Ramat Gan, Israel
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06:49 [Event][Update] Is Cryptographic Theory Practically Relevant?

  Submission: 31 January 2011
From January 31 to February 2
Location: Cambridge, UK
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06:48 [Event][Update] WMC2012: Third Workshop on Mathematical Cryptology

  Submission: 28 March 2012
Notification: 18 May 2012
From July 9 to July 11
Location: Castro Urdiales (Cantabria), Spain
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06:44 [Event][New] Asiacrypt 2012

  From December 2 to December 6
Location: Beijing, China
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06:44 [Event][New] Crypto 2013

  From August 19 to August 23
Location: Santa Barbara, CA, USA
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06:27 [Conf] Report on Theory of Cryptography Conference 2011 (TCC), March 28-30, 2011, Providence, RI, USA

  TCC 2011 took place from March 28 to March 30, 2011, at Brown University, Providence, RI, USA. The general chair was Anna Lysyanskaya and the program chair was Yuval Ishai. This was the eighth edition of TCC.

There were 110 registered participants; 50 of them were students. Most of the participants stayed in hotels in downtown Providence; a block of rooms was arranged for TCC at the Hampton Inn and at the Biltmore. Although the conference venue was only a 20-minute walk from the hotels, the conference provided a shuttle to and from the venue that made several roundtrips in the morning and then several more after the talks ended.

The full registration amount was $272, while the student rate was $136. The IACR membership fee was an additional $70 full and $35 student, but it only applied to those participants who had not attended another IACR meeting this year. Each participant received a copy of the proceedings.

The program consisted of 35 papers, selected from 108 submissions; two invited talks, by Luca Trevisan and Rafael Pass; and the rump session, chaired by Tal Malkin.

11:03 [Event][New] TRUST 2012

  Submission: 15 February 2012
Notification: 25 March 2012
From June 13 to June 15
Location: Vienna, Austria
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07:35 [Event][New] AIM'12: International Conference on Advanced IT, engineering and Management

  Submission: 16 December 2011
From February 6 to February 8
Location: Seoul, Korea
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06:52 [Conf] Africacrypt 2012


After four successful Africacrypt conferences (Dakar Senegal 2011; Stellenbosch, South Africa 2010 ; Gammarth, Tunis, Tunisia, 2009; and Casablanca, Morocco 2008), the fifth edition of Africacrypt ( will take place at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco, 10-12 July 2012, whereby establishing a tradition in the science of cryptology and related disciplines in the African continent. Beyond providing an international forum for practitioners and researchers from industry, academia, and government from all over the world, the conference aims at the promotion of cryptography research in Africa, especially among your African researchers. Located in the middle of the Atlas mountains, and at the cross road of major imperial cities, the venue for this edition, that is Ifrane, Morocco, is synonymous of a social program as rich as the scientific program.

Papers must be submitted electronically through More instructions are available in the call for papers. Important dates:

  • Submission: Jan. 5, 2012, 1pm UTC
  • Notification: Apr. 2, 2012

06:22 [Election] Results 2011


The 2011 election was held to fill three of nine IACR Director positions. The term of the following three directors expires by the end of 2011: Josh Benaloh, Stuart Haber, and Antoine Joux. This year, we had six candidates: Josh Benaloh, Alexandra Boldyreva, Shai Halevi, Phong Nguyen, Tom Shrimpton, and Nigel Smart

Voting IACR members were invited to cast their votes between October 1 and November 15, 2011. The vote was run electronically by the service. This year, IACR switched to "approval voting", meaning that each voter could vote for as many candidates as they desire (but only once for each candidate).

We had 1484 eligible voters. We collected 621 ballots, giving a record participation rate of 41.8%. The tallies are

  • 339: Shai Halevi
  • 328: Nigel Smart
  • 291: Josh Benaloh
  • 266: Phong Nguyen
  • 234: Alexandra Boldyreva
  • 188: Tom Shrimpton
The three elected directors are Shai Halevi, Nigel Smart, and Josh Benaloh. Their term will run until 2014.

The election committee would like to thank all candidates for their participation, to congratulate the three elected directors, and to warmly thank Ben Adida for his help in running the helios system.

The election committee: Serge Vaudenay (Chair), Greg Rose, and Martijn Stam.