[Cfrg] FW: Competition for Authenticated Encryption: Security, Applicability, Robustness

"David McGrew (mcgrew)" <mcgrew@cisco.com> Tue, 15 January 2013 15:36 UTC

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Following up on the DIACs workshop, a new competition for Authenticated
Encryption algorithms.

There are some nice benefits to this competition: it is inclusive (of both
new algorithm designs and new mode designs) and it focuses attention on
the important real-world issue of AE.   I am hoping to see developments
that both perform well and improve robustness (e.g. against misuse).

I also hope to see a healthy discussion about requirements; people with
use cases should provide them as input.


On 1/15/13 9:52 AM, "D. J. Bernstein" <djb@cr.yp.to>; wrote:

>http://competitions.cr.yp.to/ today announces a new competition for
>authenticated ciphers. Submissions will be due one year from now. NIST
>has generously provided relevant funding. If you're interested in the
>competition, please send email to
>   crypto-competitions+subscribe@googlegroups.com
>to join the discussion list.
>---D. J. Bernstein
>   Research Professor, Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago
>   Hoogleraar, Wiskunde en Informatica, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven