Dr. An Introduction to Data Encryption and Future Trends in Lightweight Cryptography and Securing IoT Environments


  • Dr Sikha Bagui University of West Florida
  • Mr. Galliera University of West Florida




Data Encryption, Cryptography, Zero Knowledge, Network Security, Key Management Services, Interactive Proofs, Non-Interactive Proofs


This paper presents an overview of the basic concepts of cryptography and encryption. The work aims at presenting the main concepts and concerns of encryption on a high-level of abstraction, allowing non-domain expert readers to navigate through these topics. Less traditional arguments are also shown, from the relevance of Key Management Services with its usage in Envelope Encryption, to Zero Knowledge proofs and their innovative applications. The crucial importance of securing communications between IoT devices and widely used algorithms to do so, are also discussed.

Author Biographies

Dr Sikha Bagui, University of West Florida

Dr. Sikha Bagui is Professor and Askew Fellow in the Department of Computer Science, at The University West Florida, Pensacola, Florida. Dr. Bagui is active in publishing peer reviewed journal articles in the areas of database design, data mining, Big Data analytics, machine learning and AI. Dr. Bagui has worked on funded as well unfunded research projects and has 100+ peer reviewed publications, some in highly selected journals and conferences. She has also co-authored several books on database and SQL. Bagui also serves as Associate Editor and is on the editorial board of several journals.

Mr. Galliera, University of West Florida

Raffaele Galliera is a Ph.D. student and Research Assistant in the Department of Intelligent Systems and Robotics at The University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida. Galliera has earned his Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Computer Science Engineering in 2019 at The University of Ferrara, Italy, and his Master's degree in Computer Science at The University of West Florida in Summer 2021. He started the Ph.D. program in Fall 2021, while finishing up a second Master's degree in Computer Science and Automation Engineering at The University of Ferrara, expecting to graduate in the latter during Summer 2022. Galliera has also worked as a Software Developer in Prague, Czech Republic, during the completion of his Bachelor's Degree. His main research interests are Machine Learning, with applications at the Edge, AI, and Computer Vision.


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How to Cite

Bagui, S., & Galliera, R. (2022). Dr. An Introduction to Data Encryption and Future Trends in Lightweight Cryptography and Securing IoT Environments. Transactions on Engineering and Computing Sciences, 10(2), 14–26. https://doi.org/10.14738/tmlai.102.11939