PRINCEv2 - More Security for (Almost) No Overhead

Dušan Božilov, Maria Eichlseder, Miroslav Knezevic, Baptiste Lambin, Gregor Leander, Thorben Moos, Ventzislav Nikov, Shahram Rasoolzadeh, Yosuke Todo, Friedrich Wiemer

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In this work, we propose tweaks to the PRINCE block cipher that help us to increase its security without changing the number of rounds or round operations. We get substantially higher security for the same complexity. From an implementation perspective, PRINCEv2 comes at an extremely low overhead compared to PRINCE in all key categories, such as area, latency and energy. We expect, as it is already the case for PRINCE, that the new cipher PRINCEv2 will be deployed in various settings
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSelected Areas in Cryptography - SAC 2020
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020
EventSelected Areas in Cryptography - SAC 2020 - Virtuell, Canada
Duration: 19 Oct 202023 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


ConferenceSelected Areas in Cryptography - SAC 2020
Abbreviated titleSAC 2020

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