Symmetric cryptology is one of the two main branches of cryptology. Its applications are essential and vital in the Information Age, due to the efficiency of its constructions.
The scope of this book in two volumes is two-fold. First, it presents the most important ideas that have been used in the design of symmetric primitives, their inner components and their most relevant constructions. Second, it describes and provides insights on the most popular cryptanalysis and proof techniques for analyzing the security of the above algorithms. A selected number of future directions, such as post-quantum security or design of ciphers for modern needs and particular applications, are also discussed.
We believe that the two volumes of this work will be of interest to researchers, to master’s and PhD students studying or working in the field of cryptography, as well as to all professionals working in the field of cybersecurity.
Part 1. Cryptanalysis of Symmetric-key Algorithms.
1. Differential Cryptanalysis, Henri Gilbert and Jérémy Jean.
2. Linear Cryptanalysis, Kaisa Nyberg and Antonio Flórez-Gutiérrez.
3. Impossible Differential Cryptanalysis, Christina Boura and María Naya-Plasencia.
4. Zero-Correlation Cryptanalysis, Vincent Rijmen.
5. Differential-Linear Cryptanalysis, Yosuke Todo.
6. Boomerang Cryptanalysis, Ling Song.
7. Meet-in-the-Middle Cryptanalysis, Brice Minaud.
8. Meet-in-the-Middle Demirci-Selçuk Cryptanalysis, Patrick Derbez.
9. Invariant Cryptanalysis, Christof Beierle.
10. Higher Order Differentials, Integral Attacks and Variants, Anne Canteaut.
11. Cube Attacks and Distinguishers, Itai Dinur.
12. Correlation Attacks on Stream Ciphers, Thomas Johansson.
13. Addition, Rotation, XOR, Léo Perrin.
14. SHA-3 Contest Related Cryptanalysis, Yu Sasaki.
15. Cryptanalysis of SHA-1, Marc Stevens.
Part 2. Future Directions.
16. Lightweight Cryptography, Meltem Sönmez Turan.
17. Post-Quantum Symmetric Cryptography, María Naya-Plasencia.
18. New Fields in Symmetric Cryptography, Léo Perrin.
19. Deck-function-based Cryptography, Joan Daemen.
Christina Boura is an associate professor at the University of Versailles, France, who works on symmetric cryptography. She is a well-recognized member of the cryptographic community, having served on many program committees and as editor-in-chief of the ToSC IACR journal.
Maria Naya-Plasencia is a research director at Inria, France, who also works on symmetric cryptography. She obtained an ERC grant in 2016 and the Young Researcher Prize from Inria-Académie des Sciences in 2019, and has given several invited keynote talks.
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