The Institute has initiated action to create four different Centres of Excellence in the following areas to carry out Research, Development, Consultancy and Training:
a. Centre of Excellence in Mathematical Sciences and Statistics
Mathematics, Statistics and Discrete mathematics with applications in Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Physical and Biological Sciences.
Planning and Programme Implementation and Statistical Data Base (Simulation , Modeling, Quality Data etc.,)
b. Centre of excellence in Cryptography and Cryptanalysis
The Centre of Excellence in Cryptology at CRRao AIMSCS, Hyderabad, is being setup. The goal of this centre is to work on advanced areas of Cryptography & Cryptanalysis and related fields.
The research faculty & research fellows in the group will carry out research in the advanced areas of Cryptography & Cryptanalysis. Also, the research team will specifically carry out research work in the areas related to the Projects under progress in Crypt analysis to aide them achieve the specific result-oriented outputs.
The centre has also undertaken several Crypto and Information security projects for various GOI Agencies / Public Sector Enterprises. These includes Research and training in Cryptography, Lattice based Cryptology, Post Quantum Cryptology, SAT/SMT solver-based Cryptanalysis, Design of Symmetric Key ciphers, Random test suites, Design of Security protocols. We have published 80 +research papers, prepared many technical reports and developed software tools in the area of Cryptology. In the institute, at present 8 faculties, 25 research scholars and 5 adjunct faculties are working in theory and practical applications in Crypto and Information security areas.
We have conducted two international conferences in association with Cryptology Research Society of India (CRSI) and International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) that includes INDOCRYPT 2010 and SPACE 2016. We have also organized several National workshops which include Algebraic Cryptanalysis; Lattice based cryptography, SMT solver-based cryptanalysis, code-based cryptography and recently National Workshop on Cryptology, Sept 5-7, 2018.
b. Centre of excellence in Wireless Comunnication
The mission is to conduct advanced research in current Wireless technologies like 2G, 3G, 4G-LTE, Bluetooth, Satellite Communication, Wi-Fi and next generation wireless technologies like 5G, IoT, etc. Develop solutions for addressing the near and far-term technological challenges related to wireless communications and its security. Collaborate with academia and R&D institutions in furtherance of the above mission.
d. Centre of excellence in Cyber Security
The word Cyber is derived from the word cybernetics and has acquired the general usage of a computer also known as cyberspace. The other word security in general usage is qualified as safety however, in the technical term security means not only safety, but that it has been safe guarded as well. Joining the two words together to form the word cybersecurity is focused with making cyberspace safe from threats and vulnerabilities. The information and communications technology (ICT) industry has evolved greatly over in last few decades. With expansion of the Internet, security becomes a major concern. ICT devices and components are generally inter dependable and vulnerable to the security attacks. Protecting ICT systems and their contents has come to be known as cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is an important tool in protecting and preventing unauthorized surveillance. The COE in CS is engaged in following Technology for cybersecurity
• Cryptographic systems : A widely used cybersecurity system involves the use of codes and ciphers to transform information into unintelligible data.
• Firewall : Use to block traffic from outside, but it could be also used to block traffic from inside.
• An Intrusion Detection System (IDS): IDS is an additional protection measure used to detect attack.
• AntiMalware Software and scanners : Viruses, worms and Trojan horses are all examples of malicious software, or Malware for short. Special so called antiMalware tools are used to detect them and cure an infected system.
• Secure Socket Layer (SSL) : It is a suite of protocols that is a standard way to achieve a good level of security between web browser and websites.
• Identity, Privacy and Trust Management
• Cloud Security
• Computer Forensics
• Data protection legislation and security
• Cryptography and Formal Methods