[Cryptography] [cryptography] NIST Workshop on Elliptic Curve Cryptography Standards

Watson Ladd watsonbladd at gmail.com
Mon May 11 23:14:40 EDT 2015

On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 7:44 PM, Tom Ritter <tom at ritter.vg> wrote:
> On 11 May 2015 at 20:13,  <dj at deadhat.com> wrote:
>> There is also the Lightweight Crypto Workshop at NIST. This heavily
>> overlaps with the ECC thing, because the right options for ECC curves are
>> also the right options for lightweight crypto.
>> I'm attending the lightweight Crypto Workshop, but not the ECC Workshop. I
>> don't have bandwidth for both.
> On the lightweight side, I get the impression that block ciphers are
> also a big topic, but that there isn't a ton of work being done
> there... besides the NSA ciphers, SIMON and SPECK. John Kelsey
> mentioned these at RWC. The NSA came to NIST and said "Check out these
> ciphers!" and NIST said "Those look cool, but please publish them for
> academic review so we're not favoring you in any way."  So they did.
> But now the onus is on the community to analyze them and either poke
> holes in them or present something better.

PRESENT, LED, and a few other proposals have been made in this area.

> -tom
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