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Lightweight Cryptography

Finalists

The following table lists the ten Finalists of the lightweight crypto standardization process.

Official comments on the Finalists should be submitted using the "Submit Comment" link for the appropriate algorithm. Comments from the lwc-forum Google group subscribers will also be forwarded to the lwc-forum Google group list. We will periodically post and update the comments received to the appropriate algorithm.

All relevant comments will be posted in their entirety and should not include PII information in the body of the email message.

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History of Finalist Updates

 

Candidate Algorithm Information Submitters Comments
ASCON

Algorithm details will
be posted 05/17/2021

Website

Christoph Dobraunig
Maria Eichlseder
Florian Mendel
Martin Schläffer

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Elephant

Algorithm details will
be posted 05/17/2021

Website

Tim Beyne
Yu Long Chen
Christoph Dobraunig
Bart Mennink

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GIFT-COFB

Algorithm details will
be posted 05/17/2021

Website

Subhadeep Banik
Avik Chakraborti
Tetsu Iwata
Kazuhiko Minematsu
Mridul Nandi
Thomas Peyrin
Yu Sasaki
Siang Meng Sim
Yosuke Todo

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Grain-128AEAD

Algorithm details will
be posted 05/17/2021

Website

Martin Hell
Thomas Johansson
Willi Meier
Jonathan Sönnerup
Hirotaka Yoshida

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ISAP

Algorithm details will
be posted 05/17/2021

Website

Christoph Dobraunig
Maria Eichlseder
Stefan Mangard
Florian Mendel
Bart Mennink
Robert Primas
Thomas Unterluggauer

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PHOTON-Beetle

Algorithm details will
be posted 05/17/2021

Website

Zhenzhen Bao
Avik Chakraborti
Nilanjan Datta
Jian Guo
Mridul Nandi
Thomas Peyrin
Kan Yasuda

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Round 2 Comments

Romulus

Algorithm details will
be posted 05/17/2021

Website

Tetsu Iwata
Mustafa Khairallah
Kazuhiko Minematsu
Thomas Peyrin

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SPARKLE (SCHWAEMM and ESCH)

Algorithm details will
be posted 05/17/2021

Website

Christof Beierle
Alex Biryukov
Luan Cardoso dos Santos
Johann Großschädl
Léo Perrin
Aleksei Udovenko
Vesselin Velichkov
Qingju Wang

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Round 1 Comments

TinyJambu

Algorithm details will
be posted 05/17/2021

Website

Hongjun Wu
Tao Huang

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Xoodyak

Algorithm details will
be posted 05/17/2021

Website

Joan Daemen
Seth Hoffert
Michaël Peeters
Gilles Van Assche
Ronny Van Keer

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Contacts

Lightweight Crypto Technical Inquiries
lightweight-crypto@nist.gov

Lawrence Bassham

Çağdaş Çalık

Donghoon Chang

Jinkeon Kang

John Kelsey

Kerry McKay

Meltem Sönmez Turan

Topics

Security and Privacy: cryptography

Created January 03, 2017, Updated April 14, 2021