CWI Cryptologists Bring CRYSTALS-KYBER to NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography Final

CWI’s Léo Ducas involved in finalists of NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization

In brief…

+  In order to protect sensitive data against attacks from quantum computers, several approaches of cryptography can be possible. In order to standardize this next-generation cryptography, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) examines submitted approaches in a competition-like process. Its focus is on public-key encryption schemes and on digital signatures schemes that combine high performance and general purpose with security in the face of possible future quantum computing.

In its process to develop the first cryptographic standard to protect sensitive electronic data against the threat of quantum computers, the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced the finalists. Léo Ducas from CWI’s Cryptology group is involved in several finalists of this standardization process.

+  NIST announced a group of seven finalists, on 22 June 2020. CWI researcher Léo Ducas is involved in several of these finalists. He is a co-designer of one of the four finalists for public-key encryption (CRYSTALS-KYBER) and of one of the three finalists for digital signatures (CRYSTALS-DILITHIUM).

+  Both proposals are the result of a multi-national collaborative effort, which included CWI, University of Lyon, Radboud University, Ruhr University Bochum, University of Waterloo, IBM, NXP, ARM, and SRI International).

Source:  Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica.  CWI,  CWI’s Léo Ducas involved in finalists of NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization…

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