Microsoft Research Webinar | Homomorphic Encryption with Microsoft SEAL
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Microsoft Research Webinar: Homomorphic Encryption with Microsoft SEAL

Since the invention of its first scheme in 2009, homomorphic encryption has been making it possible to perform computations on encrypted data, providing an opportunity to offer greater security assurances to customers using and storing their personal information in the cloud. But implementations of the technology haven’t always been accessible to those creating services people have come to rely on, requiring developers have an expertise in cryptography. In 2015, Microsoft Research released Microsoft Simple Encrypted Arithmetic Library, or Microsoft SEAL, an easy-to-use homomorphic encryption library written in C++ with no external dependencies. Available publicly on Github the library offers detailed examples on how to properly and securely use the technology.

In this webinar led by researcher Kim Laine of the Cryptography and Privacy Research group at Microsoft, you’ll learn how SEAL can help software engineers develop data storage and computation services that customers can feel safe using because their personal information is never exposed.

Together, you'll explore:

  • the three stages of data privacy;
  • the motivation behind and the evolution of Microsoft SEAL;
  • the core operations of Microsoft SEAL, including rotations of encrypted vectors and serialization;
  • and the feasibility of building real-world applications.

*This on-demand webinar features a previously recorded Q&A session and open captioning.