Special Issue "Authenticated Encryption"
A special issue of Cryptography (ISSN 2410-387X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019)
The classical approach to realizing the two main cryptographic goals of confidentiality and integrity is by employing, independently, an encryption and authentication scheme, respectively. It has long been realized that, in most security scenarios, confidentiality and integrity go hand in hand. Yet, putting those two together has not been an easy task. Combining encryption and authentication with off-the-shelf existing schemes comes at a price and is not always a trivial task as attacks on TLS (Transport Layer Security) and SSH (Secure Shell) have exemplified it.
Recent years have seen a strong push towards using a single authenticated encryption (AE) algorithm. The demand for secure and efficient AE schemes is also reflected in the ongoing CAESAR cryptographic competition for the recommendation of a portfolio of AE algorithms. AE design methods vary from generic composition, which prescribes the way to combine existing encryption and authentication only designs, to fully dedicated approaches. Moreover, the target AE security definitions in recent years have proliferated and have been refined to give space for new design paradigms. In this Special Issue we will focus: a) on the analysis of newly developed AE schemes both as part of the CAESAR competition and independently; b) new AE algorithms and approaches to AE security; c) theoretical foundations of AE; d) long term future of AE schemes (security beyond birthday bound, post-quantum, etc.); e) new applications of AE; f) AE with enhanced features; and g) efficient hardware and software implementations of AE.
Dr. Elena Andreeva
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- authenticated encryption (AE)
- cryptanalysis and design of AE schemes
- CAESAR competition
- misuse resistance
- implementations of AE schemes