Paul Kocher to moderate RSA Cryptographers’ Panel

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015.

Paul Kocher, the President and Chief Scientist of Rambus’ Cryptography Research Division, will be moderating the RSA 2015 Cryptographers’ Panel on April 21 at 9:50AM. Participants, including Adi Shamir, Ed Giorgio, Ronald Rivest and Whitfield Diffie, are slated to discuss the latest advances and revelations in cryptography, as well as the top security trends of 2015.


Alongside Bart Preneel, Adi Shamir and Nigel Smart, Kocher is also scheduled to participate in a two-part panel discussion on the role of cryptography in a post-Snowden world on April 22 at 10:20AM.

In addition to the above-mentioned panels, the Rambus Cryptography Division will be showcasing a number of security related demos at booth S1815 on the exhibit floor, including CryptoFirewall and wide a range of DPA countermeasure solutions.

“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,” Zainab Al-Shamma, a Rambus marketing manager 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 including point-of-service (PoS) systems, connected TVs, set-top boxes, game consoles, smartphones and tablets.”

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,” Al-Shamma 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, the Rambus CryptoFirewall page here and our RSA 2015 page here.