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Rautell, M., Latvala, O.-M., Vallivaara, V., & Halunen, K. (2022). Applying a cryptographic metric to post-quantum lattice-based signature algorithms. Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, 87. https://doi.org/10.1145/3538969.3544438

Applying a cryptographic metric to post-quantum lattice-based signature algorithms

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Author: Rautell, Markus1; Latvala, Outi-Marja1; Vallivaara, Visa1;
Organizations: 1VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Oulu, Finland
2University of Oulu and National Defence University of Finland, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.5 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2022092059666
Language: English
Published: Association for Computing Machinery, 2022
Publish Date: 2022-09-20
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Abstract

Measuring the security of cryptographic systems is not a simple task. Nevertheless, there is an increasing need for a cryptographic metric which could assist in decision making when choosing between various candidates. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has launched a process to standardize quantum-resistance public key encryption, key encapsulation and digital signature algorithms. This is NIST’s response to the threat posed by quantum computers against classical public key cryptography. In this paper, we apply a metric taxonomy, produced by earlier studies, to two NIST third round finalist digital signature algorithms Dilithium and Falcon in order to asses the effectiveness and extensiveness of the metric. Although, our results show that clear differences can be found with used metrics, we propose some improvements to them to allow more comprehensive analysis.

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ISBN Print: 978-1-4503-9670-7
Article number: 87
DOI: 10.1145/3538969.3544438
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1145/3538969.3544438
Host publication: ARES 2022 : proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, August 23-26 2022, Vienna, Austria
Conference: ARES 2022 : 17th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
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Funding: This work has been conducted in the Post Quantum Cryptograpy Finland project, which has received funding from Business Finland.
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