Engineering of security hardened cryptographic protocols for critical national infrastructure

Submitted by user123 on Sat, 07/24/2021 - 12:59
Project Investigator
Prof. Sandeep Kumar Shukla, Prof. Manindra Agrawal

Securing information systems, and critical infrastructures of the nation against hackers, state sponsored cyber forces, cyber terrorists, and cyber activists is critical to the well being of the national economy, progress, and national security. Cyber Security can thus be defined as the technology that defends our information systems and critical infrastructures from cyber attacks of all scales. With the increasing use of computing and communication in critical infrastructures including power grid, industrial automation, nuclear plants etc, and with the rise of technologies such as IoT, and our increasing reliance on e-commerce, electronic banking, protecting confidentiality of data on transit from eaves droppers, and protecting its integrity against man-in-the-middle attacks are  national imperative. Nivetti Systems is  a company developing a fully indigenous routing and switching equipment using it's next generation Network Operating System 'OmniOS' which has been indigenously developed using a grounds up approach for defense and critical government infrastructure. However, certain technologies such as SSL/TLS, and  SSH which are using implemented in most computers these days including routers are usually deployed using available open source implementations such as openSSL, openSSH etc.