Maksim Iavich

President of SCSA, Professor Caucasus University


Maksim is CEO & President at Scientific Cyber Security Association (SCSA). Maksim is professor and the head of cyber security direction at Caucasus University. He is also a head of the information technologies bachelor, IT management master and cyber security programs. 

Prof. Iavich is a Director at the Cyber Security Center, CST (CU), which is the official representative of Bit Sentinel in the region.

Maksim is a cybersecurity consultant in Georgian and international organizations. He used to be an invited speaker at international practical and scientific cyber security conferences and is the organizer of many local and international scientific cyber security events. He has scientific awards in the cyber security field. Maksim is the author of many scientific papers. The topics of the papers are cyber security, cryptography, post-quantum cryptography, 5G security, mathematical models and simulations.    

Verkle based Post-quantum digital signature with lattices

Research into quantum computers has made significant strides in recent times. If humanity successfully develops a functional quantum computer, it could potentially compromise many of the current public key cryptosystems that are widely integrated into commercial products. While potential solutions to safeguard against quantum attacks have been proposed, they currently suffer from issues related to security and efficiency in everyday applications. 

Within the study, an examination of hash-based digital signature techniques is conducted, with a specific focus on Merkle tree based digital signatures. The paper delves into the evaluation of utilizing Verkle trees and vector commitments, introducing innovative concepts in this domain. 

On DefCamp 2023 I will introduce an original approach to construct a post-quantum digital signature system, based on cutting-edge Verkle tree technology. To make the signature post-quantum secure, I will use lattice based commitments.

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Other speakers joining this year

Mihail-Iulian Plesa

Security Researcher Orange Services

Bogdan Stefan

DevSecOps Software Architect Keysight Technologies Romania

Razvan Chitu

DevOps Engineer Keysight Technologies Romania

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Orange Romania is the leader of the local telecom market and part of the Orange Group, one of the largest global telecommunications operators, connecting hundreds of millions of customers worldwide. With over 11 million customers and an annual turnover exceeding 1.5 billion euros, Orange Romania connects 1 in 2 Romanians and offers an extensive range of communication solutions to its customers, both individual users and companies, from basic services up to complete voice services, fixed and mobile data, TV services or smart home services, but also mobile financial services. Orange is also a leader in innovation investing yearly over 200 million euros in network infrastructure and R&D initiatives in Romania. In the past 3 years Orange has launched two 5G Labs in Bucharest and Iasi, that aim to support researchers, startups and companies to test their 5G solutions in advance. In addition, Orange is a long-term supporter of the startup ecosystem through the Orange Fab accelerator program designed to support entrepreneurs in the development of innovative products and their distribution locally and internationally. 

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