Special Issue "Side-Channel and Fault Attacks in Post-quantum Cryptography"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Circuit and Signal Processing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2024 | Viewed by 209

Special Issue Editors

Department of Electrical and Information Technology, Lund University, 221 00 Lund, Sweden
Interests: information and coding theory; information security; cryptography; cryptographic implementations
Department of Computer Science, Kristianstad University, SE-29188 Kristianstad, Sweden
Interests: AI; smart and wearable healthcare; IoT; 5G-IoT devices authentication; edge computing and big data analytics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Post-quantum cryptography (PQC) is a research subject investigating public-key cryptographic algorithms that are believed to resist quantum attacks. On July 5, 2022, NIST announced the selected KEM and digital signature candidates to be standardized in their PQC standardization project. The need to securely implement PQC schemes will drastically increase in the coming years as many commercial products or open-source hardware/software have planned the transition to PQC solutions. In this Special Issue, we are particularly interested in discovering new side-channel and fault attacks against known PQC implementations and proposing more efficient and secure countermeasures.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Power and EM side-channel attacks on post-quantum implementations
  • Micro-architectural side-channel attacks on post-quantum implementations
  • Masked implementations in post-quantum cryptography
  • Efficient constant-time post-quantum implementations
  • Fault attacks and countermeasures in post-quantum cryptography
  • Attacks and countermeasures on Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) implementations

Dr. Qian Guo
Dr. Ali Hassan Sodhro
Guest Editors

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  • post-quantum cryptography
  • side-channel attacks
  • fault-injection attacks
  • masking
  • timing attacks
  • cryptographic implementations

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