Re: [Cfrg] Requesting removal of CFRG co-chair

David McGrew <mcgrew@cisco.com> Tue, 24 December 2013 05:33 UTC

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Thanks Stephen for introducing these important points into the conversation:

On 12/23/2013 09:35 PM, Stephen Farrell wrote:
> That real debate would consider how to more quickly spot that
> the ECC DBRG reports were worth serious consideration, how to
> deal with nothing-up-my-sleeve parameters, and how to deal with
> a future where NIST are no longer the gold-standard for vendors
> of important systems and we'll need to have some way to deal
> with the likes of 25519. And perhaps whether the status-quo
> dividing line between CFRG and the IETF is correctly drawn
> at ciphers and modes of operation.

People interested in helping progress on these topics could offer review 
or suggested contributions on the following internet drafts:

- draft-mcgrew-standby-cipher-00

- draft-irtf-cfrg-cipher-catalog-01

These drafts do not cover the entire set of issues., of course. 
Technical proposals that improve the state of cryptography on the 
Internet are always welcome at CFRG.   It would be good to have more 
discussion on these points.   I would also add resistance to side 
channel attacks and resistance against IV or nonce misuse as important 
topics.

David