A secure distance-bounding protocol preserving the anonymity of the participants

Jean-Marc Robert - ÉTS Montréal

Nov. 22, 2013, 1 p.m. - Nov. 22, 2013, 2 p.m.


Distance-bounding protocols are one of the best tools to thwart relay attacks against authentication protocols. In this talk, our objective is twofold. First, present distance-bounding protocols based on the public-key cryptography model that are secure against the typical attacks against such protocols. However, our main objective is to develop a distance-bounding protocol that protects the identity of the legitimate participants. A participant should be able to prove his location at a given time without having to reveal his identity. Jean-Marc received his PhD from SOCS in 1991 and subsequently worked in both industry and academia. He is currently a Professor at the Department of Software and IT Engineering at École de technologie supérieure. His research activities focus on the security of information systems: from communication networks to enterprise networks, from embedded systems to distributed systems.