Peter Smirnoff & Ulrich Scholten (guests)

Peter Smirnoff is research department leader at CenterInform, Spb Tech University of Bonch-Bruevich, Saint Petersburg. Peter has a long experience in Cryptography, both in industry and research. Peter has worked on the Windows Crypto API, OpenSSL, digital signatures, X 509 Certificates etc. He has profound implementation experience with PKCS-11 smart-cards as well on Linux and Windows platforms. Ulrich Scholten is a cloud entrepreneur and scientist. As a research associate at the Karlsruhe Service Research Institute, he researched network effects, emergence and control mechanisms in platforms and distributed cloud scenarios. He holds several patents related to the Internet of Things. His current focus of interest is the interplay of intelligent sensors in the context of the Internet of Things and secure communication in the IoT. Ulrich holds a PhD in Cloud computing and lives in Sophia Antipolis, France.


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The PSD2 - Directive and Distributed Authentication

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The Use of Random Number Generators in Cryptography

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