Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2020/1608

Cryptographic competitions

Daniel J. Bernstein

Abstract: Competitions are widely viewed as the safest way to select cryptographic algorithms. This paper surveys procedures that have been used in cryptographic competitions, and analyzes the extent to which those procedures reduce security risks.

Category / Keywords: cryptography, competitions, DES, AES, eSTREAM, SHA-3, CAESAR, NISTPQC, NISTLWC

Date: received 25 Dec 2020

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