Intel joins DARPA in search of encryption ‘holy grail’

Intel has signed an agreement with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to take part in its Data Protection in Virtual Environments (DPRIVE) program, which is aiming to develop an accelerator for fully homomorphic encryption (FHE).

“Fully homomorphic encryption remains the holy grail in the quest to keep data secure while in use,” Intel Labs principal engineer Rosario Cammarota said.

FHE is an approach to data security that delivers mathematical proof of encryption by using cryptographic means, which DARPA has touted could potentially provide a new level of certainty around how data is stored and manipulated.

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Source: ZDNet