Date Published: April 26, 2017
Comments Due: June 16, 2017 (public comment period is CLOSED)
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Lawrence Bassham (NIST), Çağdaş Çalık (NIST), Kerry McKay (NIST), Nicky Mouha (NIST), Meltem Sönmez Turan (NIST)
[Updated 6/27/17: Public comments on Profiles I and II are available below.]
NIST announces the draft whitepaper, Profiles for the Lightweight Cryptography Standardization Process. This document describes the first two profiles for NIST's lightweight cryptography project:
- Profile I provides authenticated encryption with associated data (AEAD) and hashing functionalities for both hardware- and software-oriented constrained environments.
- Profile II provides AEAD only in hardware-oriented constrained environments.
The final versions of these profiles will be the foundation of submission requirements for the first algorithms in NIST's lightweight cryptography portfolio.
Keywords constrained devices; lightweight cryptography; standardization
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