We’re pleased to publish the peer review of Professor Jintai Ding, who has been examining the ScramFS cryptographic file system.
Professor Ding is well known as one of the world’s leading cryptographers, with numerous patents to his name and having recently made 3 submissions to the NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization. He is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cincinnati, holds a PhD from Yale and has guest lectured throughout the world.
We engaged Professor Ding to carefully examine the design of ScramFS, verifying the correctness of its design and accuracy of the security claims. In cryptography, peer reviews are especially important because the difference between a secure and insecure system can be as small as a tiny error or omission in its design, and there is a long history of broken security products because of design or implementation faults.
Professor Ding has now released his report, and among his findings are:
A full PDF version of Professor Ding’s report is available for download, along with other peer reviews, on our security analysis and peer reviews page
We are extremely grateful to Professor Ding for his expertise and contribution to ScramFS. With his peer review of our encryption system, we’re one step closer to our vision of securing the records of 1 billion people and making data breaches a thing of the past.