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Randomness Testing of the NIST Light Weight Cipher Finalist Candidates

May 11, 2022


Yunju Huang - Technology Innovation Institute


In this report, we show the results of the NIST statistical tests performed on different datasets generated from the output of all possible reduced-round versions of the finalists of the NIST Lightweight standardization process. The objective of the experiment is to provide another metric to compare how conservative or aggressive the choice of number of rounds is for each candidate. Note that a similar analysis was also performed during the Advanced Encryption Standard selection in 1999 and 2000 and later in 2011 to the SHA-3 candidates.

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LWC Workshop 2022

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Related Topics

Security and Privacy: cryptography

Created May 10, 2022, Updated May 12, 2022