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White Paper (DRAFT)

Profiles for the Lightweight Cryptography Standardization Process

Date Published: April 26, 2017
Comments Due: June 16, 2017 (public comment period is CLOSED)
Email Questions to: lightweight-crypto@nist.gov

Author(s)

Lawrence Bassham (NIST), Çağdaş Çalık (NIST), Kerry McKay (NIST), Nicky Mouha (NIST), Meltem Sönmez Turan (NIST)

Announcement

[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.

Abstract

Keywords

constrained devices; lightweight cryptography; standardization
Control Families

System and Communications Protection; System and Information Integrity;

Documentation

Publication:
Draft Whitepaper

Supplemental Material:
Public Comments on Profiles I and II (June 2017) (pdf)

Related NIST Publications:
NISTIR 8114

Topics

Security and Privacy
cryptography