Samuel Ranelluci, Unbound’s Chief Scientist, had the opportunity to attend and speak at the NIST Threshold Cryptography Workshop this year. What is threshold cryptography? In a nutshell, threshold cryptography involves having multiple parties run a computation over private data to generate a public output without leaking the private data. Threshold cryptography includes things such as secret sharing and threshold signing. Sam’s panel included discussions about:
  1. Should NIST first standardize big protocols, or standardize the smaller protocols that make up the bigger protocols?
  2. The purpose of standardization is to enable designers of systems to implement protocols more robustly and efficiently.
  3. Enabling higher-level and simplifying processes of acquiring FIPS certification for threshold cryptography.
Check Sam out in the video!