Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2018/618

On some methods for constructing almost optimal S-Boxes and their resilience against side-channel attacks

Reynier Antonio de la Cruz Jiménez

Abstract: Substitution Boxes (S-Boxes) are crucial components in the design of many symmetric ciphers. The security of these ciphers against linear, differential, algebraic cryptanalyses and side-channel attacks is then strongly dependent on the choice of the S-Boxes. To construct S-Boxes having good resistive properties both towards classical cryptanalysis as well side-channel attacks is not a trivial task. In this article we propose new methods for generating S-Boxes with strong cryptographic properties and therefore study the resilience of such S-Boxes against side-channel attacks in terms of its theoretical metrics and masking possibility.

Category / Keywords: secret-key cryptography / S-Box, permutations, hamming weight, nonlinearity, differ ential uniformity, graph algebraic immunity, differential power analysis, transparency order, confusion coefficient, signal-to-noise ratio.

Date: received 19 Jun 2018

Contact author: djr antonio537 at gmail com

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Version: 20180622:145751 (All versions of this report)

Short URL: ia.cr/2018/618


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