[Cryptography] The paranoid approach to crypto-plumbing
iang at iang.org
Tue Sep 17 05:49:46 EDT 2013
On 17/09/13 01:40 AM, Tony Arcieri wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 9:44 AM, Bill Frantz <frantz at pwpconsult.com
> <mailto:frantz at pwpconsult.com>> wrote:
> After Rijndael was selected as AES, someone suggested the really
> paranoid should super encrypt with all 5 finalests in the
> competition. Five level super encryption is probably overkill, but
> two or three levels can offer some real advantages.
> I wish there was a term for this sort of design in encryption systems
> beyond just "defense in depth". AFAICT there is not such a term.
> How about the Failsafe Principle? ;)
A good question. In my work, I've generally modelled it such that the
entire system still works if one algorithm fails totally. But I don't
have a name for that approach.
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