NIST eyes lightweight cryptography to protect small electronics

Small devices, comprehensive protection Cryptography experts at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have kicked off an initiative to protect IoT devices that require a new class of cryptographic defenses against cyber-attacks. More [...]

EU says blockchain can be a “game changer”

Blockchain in the European Union (EU) The European Commission (EC) recently debuted an action plan that outlines how the EC could potentially harness the opportunities presented by evolving FinTech. More specifically, the Commission wants to [...]

Rambus cracks post-quantum ‘QcBits’ cipher with side-channel power analysis

Rambus security researchers have successfully conducted a side-channel assisted cryptanalysis attack against QcBits, a code-based public key algorithm based on a problem thought to be resistant to quantum computer attacks. QcBits – pronounced “quick-bits” – [...]

NIST bolsters random number generators

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the second draft of a publication that details design principles for entropy sources, which measure the randomness of generated numbers. As FCW’s Sean Lyngaas recently [...]