Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2019/047

NIST Post-Quantum Cryptography- A Hardware Evaluation Study

Kanad Basu and Deepraj Soni and Mohammed Nabeel and Ramesh Karri

Abstract: Experts forecast that quantum computers can break classical cryptographic algorithms. Scientists are developing post quantum cryptographic (PQC) algorithms, that are invulnerable to quantum computer attacks. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) started a public evaluation process to standardize quantum-resistant public key algorithms. The objective of our study is to provide a hardware comparison of the NIST PQC competition candidates. For this, we use a High-Level Synthesis (HLS) hardware design methodology to map high-level C specifications of selected PQC candidates into both FPGA and ASIC implementations.

Category / Keywords: implementation / Post-Quantum Cryptography, Hardware Implementation

Date: received 17 Jan 2019, last revised 2 Apr 2019

Contact author: kb150 at nyu edu

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