William Whyte

William Whyte
William Whyte is responsible for the strategy and research behind the Security Innovation's activities in vehicular communications, security, and cryptographic research. He is chair of the IEEE 1363 Working Group for new standards in public key cryptography and has served as technical editor of two published IEEE standards, IEEE Std 1363.1-2008 and IEEE Std 1609.2-2006, as well as the ASC X9 standard X9.98.

Recent Posts

Why I was Asked to a White House Meeting

by William Whyte on September 7, 2016 at 2:29 PM

I was asked to meet with the some of the staff from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) this week. To be clear, the OMB is a White House department but sadly the meeting wasn't in the White House itself -- it was a...

Here’s a crazy thought – designing and implementing a crypto system that remains secure even if one of the most popular crypto algorithms is broken. Overkill, you say? Imagine if all data flowing over the Internet were in...

Last week at the Black Hat Conference, there was an insightful talk titled “The Factoring Dead:  Preparing for the Cryptopocalypse”.  The presentation discussed the inevitable fall of King RSA crypto because of its weakness...

There's a new preprint on the IACR ePrint server (http://eprint.iacr.org/2012/094) by Jintai Ding and Peter Schmidt that presents an attack on NTRU that uses “additional information”. The abstract claims “In the case of the...

In the previous two posts (Part I and Part II), I talked about the lives lost on the roads and how improved communications and IT can help save lives, and about the path to deployment for that technology. In this post I’m...

Last week, I attend the ITS World Congress, the annual global showcase for intelligent transportation systems. There were lots of interesting demonstrations, and I wanted to share my favorites:

This is the second of a series of three blog posts about the Connected Vehicle program being run by the US Department of Transportation (USDoT). Last time, I discussed how this program could help save thousands of lives. For...

This is the first of a series of three blog posts about the Connected Vehicle program being run by the US Department of Transportation (DoT).

Neal Koblitz and Alfred Menezes are two pioneers in the field of Elliptic Curve Cryptography. In recent years, they’ve teamed up to write a series of papers (available at http://anotherlook.ca/) questioning some current...