Applying Fully Homomorphic Encryption (Part 2)

This is the second part of a series on applying fully-homomorphic encryption. In the first post we went over what fully-homomorphic encryption (FHE) and shomewhat-homomorphic encryption (SHE) were and how they relate. In this post we' ll discuss actual applications. To structure the discussion, I' ll refer to some applications as direct and others as indirect. Indirect applications will refer to applications where FHE is used as a building block---usually with other components---to construct something else of interest.

Applying Fully Homomorphic Encryption (Part 1)

This is the first part of a series on applying fully-homomorphic encryption (FHE). In this post we describe fully-homomorphic and somewhat-homomorphic encryption and the second post we see some applications In 2009, Craig Gentry published a paper showing---for the first time---how to construct a fully-homomorphic encryption (FHE) scheme. This was a landmark event in cryptographic research that will eventually have huge practical implications for security and privacy. An often cited (especially by the press) application of FHE is cloud computing.