COVID-19 Pandemic has forced companies and institutions to change their strategy on working hours and working environment. As Work from Home (WFH) and Study from Home (SFH) policy is enforced, organizations need to utilize digital platforms for their day-to-day activities.

Signature and official stamp or seal are normally used for document authentication. Opting to use a scanned signature could not answer the problem in this current situation since there’s a risk that someone might misuse or modify the signature. Hence, the implementation of cryptography for digital signature offers a more secure document authentication.

The Faculty of Information Technology of Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana (FTI UKDW) in collaboration with PrivyID -a company specialized in digital signature for electronic documents- conducted a webinar on cryptography and how its implementation at PrivyID. The speaker in this seminar was Krishna Chandra who serves as the CIO (Chief Information Officer) of PrivyID. The online seminar was conducted on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, through Google Meet. Around 90 students participated in this webinar.

Krisna shared about the concept of cryptography in general including symmetric/asymmetric-key cryptography, hash function, and other technologies implemented at PrivyID. At the end of the session, the HR (Human Resource) department also gave information about the internship program at PrivyID. UKDW students who are interested in this program may apply. (Source: FTI/Willy)