E-Security for a New Era

Today's society depends on secure Internet transactions of all sorts. The government, the military, the universities - everyone depends on cryptography to protect their systems. Seeing the growing need for e-security, CSL established the Illinois Center for Cryptography and Information Protection in 2000.

The Center is the first multidisciplinary center in the United States devoted to mathematical cryptographic research and information security. Professors concentrate on elliptic-curve cryptography and hyper-elliptic curve cryptography, as well as RSA, the dominant cryptography technique to this point. They also work on "electronic watermarking" to protect intellectual property on the Internet.

Maximizing an IT system's ability to survive hostile attacks and accidental faults while delivering timely performance continues to be a major research focus at CSL.