Cryptography for Full-proof Security: Padma Shri Roy
National Workshop on Cryptography at USTM
9th Mile, Ri Bhoi, 25
September 2018: The ancient art of secret writings in
signs and codes has come a long way and today Cryptography
has become an indispensable tool to protect secrecy in very
many spheres of life. Security measurement of a country can
be full proof through development of cryptography. This was
stated by renowned mathematician and father of Indian
Cryptography Padma Shri Bimal Kumar Roy, at the two-day
National Workshop on Cryptography which began at USTM today.
The workshop was organized by the Department of Mathematics,
USTM with the support of Indian Statistical Institute,
Inaugurating the workshop, Prof Bimal Kumar Roy, the founder
Director of RC Bose Centre for Cryptography and Security,
said that cryptography plays a significant role in security
purposes. Apart from many uses of cryptography, it is being
used in day to day lives of millions of common people by way
of banking transactions cards, computer passwords,
electronic voting machines and e- commerce transactions.
Cryptography is associated with the process of converting
ordinary plain text into unintelligible text and vice-versa.
It is a method of storing and transmitting data in a
particular form so that only those for whom it is intended
can read and process it.
Prof Anupam Saikia, a mathematician from IIT Guwahati spoke
on Rudiments of Elliptic Curve Cryptography. Some of the
resource persons addressing the workshop include: Dr MM
Singh from North East Hill University, Dr Rajesh Pratap
Singh from IIT Guwahati and Dr Pankaj Kumar Das from Tezpur
University, apart from others.
Earlier, the welcome address in the Inaugural session was
made by Dr Nirupama Devi, Head of the Department of
Mathematics, while the vote of thanks was delivered by Ridip
Sharma, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, USTM.