Fully Homomorphic Encryption: Cryptography's Holy Grail

David J. Wu

XRDS: Crossroads, The ACM Magazine for Students, 21 (3), 2015



For over 30 years, cryptographers have embarked on a quest to construct an encryption scheme that would enable arbitrary computation on encrypted data. Conceptually simple, yet notoriously difficult to achieve, cryptography’s holy grail opens the door to many new capabilities in our cloud-centric, data-driven world.

  author    = {David J. Wu},
  title     = {Fully Homomorphic Encryption: Cryptography's Holy Grail},
  journal   = {{ACM} Crossroads},
  volume    = {21},
  number    = {3},
  pages     = {24--29},
  year      = {2015}