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SAFEcrypto’s suite of lattice-based crypto software routines

SAFEcrypto’s libsafecrypto, which provides a suite of software routines to implement lattice-based cryptographic schemes, is now available at: https://github.com/safecrypto/. The related wiki describes the current status of libsafecrypto and provides an ongoing description of its current capabilities. The following schemes are currently supported: Signatures: BLISS-B; Dilithium / Dilithium-G; ENS; DLP; Ring-TESLA KEM: ENS; Kyber Encryption: […]

16th IMA International Conference on Cryptography and Coding (IMACC 2017)

The 16th IMA International Conference on Cryptography and Coding (IMACC 2017), was held on 12 – 14 December 2017, St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, UK, in co-operation with the IACR and supported by SAFEcrypto. Invited Speakers included: Dr Jan Camenisch,  IBM Research, Zurich Dr Thomas Prest, Thales Communications & Security, France Dr Nicolas Sendrier, INRIA, France Dr Daniele […]

High-speed BLAKE2 Hash Function published as IETF RFC 7693

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the main body behind standards for the Internet has on November 3 published RFC 7693 “The BLAKE2 Cryptographic Hash  and Message Authentication Code (MAC)”, edited by CSIT Research Fellow Dr.  Markku-Juhani O. Saarinen. RFC Text: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7693 Publication of this SHA3 finalist as an RFC together with related ISO Object Identifiers enables […]

NSA announce plans to transition to Quantum-Safe algorithms

This month, the NSA announced plans that NIST’s Suite B cryptographic algorithms will be transitioning to quantum resistant algorithms in the not too distant future with the goal of providing cost-effective security against a potential quantum computer. They also advised vendors who have not yet transitioned to the Suite B elliptic curve algorithms to wait […]

SAFEcrypto publishes in ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems

Collaborative research between SAFEcrypto partners QUB and RUB has led to the publication of a journal paper entitled Practical Lattice-Based Digital Signature Schemes in the ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS) Special Issue on Embedded Platforms for Cryptography in the Coming Decade, Volume 14 Issue 3, April 2015. The focus of the paper is […]