Paul Kocher to moderate RSA Cryptographers’ panel

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 4th, 2016.

Paul Kocher, the President and Chief Scientist of Rambus’ Cryptography Research division, will be moderating the RSA 2016 Cryptographers’ Panel on March 1st at 9:50AM.

Participants, including Adi Shamir, Moxie Marlinspike, Ronald Rivest and Whitfield Diffie, are slated to discuss the latest advances and revelations in cryptography, as well as the top security trends of 2016. Kocher is also scheduled to participate as a judge in the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Contest on February 29, from 1:00PM to 4:30PM.


As we’ve previously discussed on Rambus Press, Paul Kocher has designed numerous cryptographic applications and protocols that are successfully deployed in real world systems. His work includes co-authoring the widely used SSL 3.0 standard and discovering Differential Power Analysis. A major focus of his current work is to improve the security foundations provided by complex semiconductor chips, with the aim of harnessing the advances fueled by Moore’s law to improve security.

In addition to the above-mentioned panels, the Rambus Cryptography Division will be showcasing its DPA Countermeasure Solutions at booth N4611 (North Expo).

“All forms of electronic devices with secret keys are susceptible to side channel attacks. These low-cost, non-invasive methods can be exploited to extract the secret key of a cryptosystem,” Kendra De Berti, Director of Solutions Marketing at Rambus, explained.


“That is why the Rambus Cryptography Research division offers a comprehensive suite of DPA countermeasures, resistant cores and software libraries. Our portfolio of security cores and solutions allows manufacturers to design a wide range of tamper-resistant devices.”

For customers interested in gauging the level of side-channel vulnerability and resistance of a specific device, the Rambus Cryptography Research division will be showcasing its DPA Workstation (DPAWS), which features a highly intuitive UI paired with enhanced data visualization.

“Essentially, DPAWS provides an integrated, project-centric analytic environment specifically designed to optimize the efficiency of side-channel analysis,” De Berti added. “Both flexible and scalable, DPAWS easily integrates with a plethora of industry tools such as Matlab, as well as Python and other scripting languages.”

Interested in learning more? You can check out our DPA countermeasures here and our RSA 2016 page here.