Re: [Cfrg] considering new topics for CFRG

David McGrew <mcgrew@cisco.com> Mon, 06 January 2014 00:27 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Cfrg] considering new topics for CFRG
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I had forgotten an important topic from my list:

- Postquantum cryptography.   Signing algorithms based on hash functions 
(based on the work of Merkle and Hulsing) will not be too hard.  
Encryption based on codes would need more review, but should be 
possible; Bernstein and others have done good work in this area 
recently.   Other encryption and signature schemes could be considered 
as well.  Also useful would be parameter and algorithm guidance for 
postquantum security.

David