ITS Campus, ITS News – Entering the era of the 4.0 Industrial Revolution, security in communication and data exchange is much needed. The phenomenon caught the attention of Mike Yuliana, a doctoral student of Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) to be appointed in her dissertation.
Through a dissertation entitled Synchronized Quantization for the Efficiency of Secret Key Generation Scheme (SKG) in Wireless Environment, she officially got the doctoral degree after an open session of doctorate promotion in the ITS Electrical Engineering Meeting Room on Thursday (22/8).
The 126th Doctorate of ITS Electrical Engineering explained that her research was part of the cryptographic scheme. Cryptography itself is a method of randomizing information sent to users for data security reasons. “In that process, the sender and the user must have a key mechanism to randomize the message,” she explained.
Mike also explained that the focus of this research was an efforts to generate efficient keys to secure the cryptographic process. She assessed that cryptographic schemes used on many key mechanisms require complex computing. “For example, if you use prime numbers, the computation time will be high,” added the Doctorate who got highest honor status.
Therefore, the woman who is also a lecturer of Telecommunications Department of Politeknik Elektronika Negeri Surabaya (PENS) offers a key generation mechanism that claimed requires simpler computing. The submitted mechanisms utilize the surrounding environment characteristics.
She gave an example using a strong Wi-Fi signal to randomize the information. “This mechanism is suitable for devices with limited resources or as known as IoT (Internet of Thing),” she said.
As a researcher, Mike revealed that the research she has been doing will not stop. She was satisfied that her research had succeeded in creating a mechanism to generate efficient keys, even though the test was still in the realm of passive attacks or tapping. She hopes that in the future the research can handle active attacks in the system. (fat/gayatri/ITS Public Relation)
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