Séminaire de Cryptographie

Accueil     Présentation     Archives

Bart Preneel

Research on Cryptographic Algorithms: beyond triple-DES, AES and RSA

In this talk we discuss the state of the art and progress in cryptographic algorithms such as encryption algorithms and digital signature techniques. We present at a high level the challenges to the designers (and users) of cryptographic algorithms and we discuss the major components of the solution, that is, research, standardization, and open evaluation. We also discuss the status of the NESSIE project. NESSIE (New European Schemes for Signature, Integrity and Encryption) is a 40-month research project (2000-2003) which intends to put forward a new generation of strong cryptographic algorithms, which have been obtained after an open call and an open evaluation process. We will also discuss a number of open problems identified within the NESSIE project.