ARTICLE/INTERVIEW:  Light primitives and new technologies are driving the next generation of lightweight cryptography


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SEPTEMBER 3rd, 2015 – BY: ERNEST WORTHMAN

This is the age where technology is expected to do more, faster, anonymously, and often invisibly. And it’s supposed to use less power, with smaller footprints, unobtrusively and intuitively. And all that needs to be protected with cryptography.

That’s the goal, at least. But as Simon Blake-Wilson, vice president of products and marketing for Rambus‘ Cryptography Research Division notes, “the lower the security level, the more has to be compromised.”

To mitigate the effects of that compromise, the industry has embarked on a mission to develop and implement lightweight ciphers, cryptography primitives, and lightweight processor cores. And they are beginning to show up on the cryptography scene.

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