Automated design of a lightweight block cipher with Genetic Programming

Polimon, Javier and Hernandez-Castro, Julio C. and Estevez Tapiador, Juan and Ribagorda, Arturo (2008) Automated design of a lightweight block cipher with Genetic Programming. International Journal of Knowledge-based and Intelligent Engineering Systems - Genetic Programming An Emerging Engineering Too, 12 (1). pp. 3-14. ISSN 1327-2314. (Full text available)

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a general framework for the automated design of cryptographic block ciphers by using Genetic Programming. We evolve highly nonlinear and extremely efficient functions that can be used as core components of any cryptographic construction. As an example, a new block cipher named Raiden is proposed. We present a preliminary security analysis of our proposal and a comparison in terms of performance with similar block ciphers such as TEA. The results show that automatically-obtained schemes, such as the one presented here, could be competitive both in security and speed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Security Group
Depositing User: Julio Hernandez-Castro
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2012 13:42
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2013 16:10
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/31960 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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