Generalized Identity-Based Encryption


January 14, 2011


Mike Hamburg




My talk will mainly be on new developments in generalized identity-based cryptography. Identity-based cryptography is relatively new technology, less than a decade old, in which a message can be encrypted using any string as a public key. More generally, we could imagine encrypting a message under a policy which specifies under what conditions someone is allowed to read it. I will give a summary and some specific examples of my work in this area. Additionally, I will outline some of my work on fast and secure cryptographic implementations


Mike Hamburg

Mike Hamburg graduated from Harvard in 2006 with a BA in computer science and mathematics. He has worked on several security- and cryptography-related internships, including the design of components of Windows’ Encrypting Filesystem (EFS). He is currently studying cryptography at Stanford under Dan Boneh.