Asim Mehmood

Asim Mehmood is a security research engineer, holding a Master and a Bachelor of Science in Information Security.
Asim's core professional experience and competence is centered around
- Applied Classical & Modern Cryptography & Information
- Key Management
- HSMs
- Development of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).
- Smart card enabled Key Management System in C#.
- Vulnerability assessment and Penetration Testing.
- Smart Card Applications development on Windows and Linux.
- LDAP and Secure LDAP Integration in Web Applications.
Asim loves music and reading.

NIST shortlisted 26 algorithms for focal post-quantum research - get all the details here

It has taken over two decades to establish and secure the current e-commerce applications. The security of most of these systems principally relies on cryptographic algorithms which have served the purpose till now. Since the initiation and evolution of quantum computing, some cryptographic algorithms have threats. To mitigate the security gap, numerous post-quantum algorithms have been proposed. This article enlightens the journey towards post-quantum algorithms and security parameters of the newly proposed post-quantum algorithms.

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What is crypto-agility and how to achieve it?

Crypto-agility can be elaborated as the ability and aptitude of a system to promptly shift from the existing cryptographic algorithms and primitives to the newer and updated ones. With the advent of quantum computing, it has been obvious that the RSA based public-key systems which stand on large integer factorization and discrete logarithm problems would be breakable.

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What are the common criteria for hardware security modules (HSMs)?

All the critical banking and payment systems incorporate Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) for the protection of user information and business transactions. HSMs deliver secure management of crypto keys along with encryption/decryption, digital signatures and authentication mechanisms which are frequently used for the security of corporate business applications.

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