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Lightweight Cryptography

News and Updates

NIST IR 8454: Status Report of Lightweight Cryptography Final Round
June 16, 2023
NIST has published NIST Internal Report 8454, Status Report on the Final Round of the NIST Lightweight Cryptography Standardization Process. The announcement of NIST's decision to standardize the ASCON family was announced on...
Announcing Lightweight Cryptography Selection
February 7, 2023
NIST announces the selection of the Ascon family for lightweight cryptography standardization.
NISTIR 8369: Lightweight Cryptography Second Round Report
July 21, 2021
NISTIR 8369 describes the evaluation process and selection process used during the second round of the NIST Lightweight Cryptography Standardization Process. Ten finalists were announced in March 2021.
Lightweight Cryptography Finalists Announced
March 29, 2021
Ten finalists are moving to the final round of the Lightweight Cryptography Standardization process.
NIST Publishes NISTIR 8268
October 7, 2019
NIST publishes NISTIR 8268, "Status Report on the First Round of the NIST Lightweight Cryptography Standardization Process."
Lightweight Cryptography Standardization: Round 2 Candidates
August 30, 2019
NIST announces thirty-two (32) candidates for Round 2 of the Lightweight Cryptography (LWC) Standardization project.
Lightweight Cryptography Standardization: Round 1 Candidates
April 18, 2019
NIST announces fifty-six (56) candidates for Round 1 of the Lightweight Cryptography (LWC) Standardization project.
Request for Nominations for Lightweight Cryptographic Algorithms
August 27, 2018
NIST has initiated a process to solicit, evaluate, and standardize lightweight cryptographic algorithms that are suitable for use in constrained environments where the performance of current NIST cryptographic standards is...
Lightweight Crypto Draft Requirements and Evaluation Criteria
May 14, 2018
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is requesting comments on a proposed process to.....
Profiles for Lightweight Cryptography Standardization Process
April 26, 2017
NIST releases a draft whitepaper "Profiles for the Lightweight Cryptography Standardization Process".
Release of NISTIR 8114
March 30, 2017
NISTIR 8114, Report on Lightweight Cryptography has been approved as final and is now available.
NIST Released Draft NISTIR 8114
August 11, 2016
Draft NIST Interagency Report (NISTIR) 8114, Report on Lightweight Cryptography is now available for public comment. NIST-approved cryptographic standards were designed to perform well using general-purpose computers..


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Created January 03, 2017, Updated March 20, 2024