Sunday, March 16, 2014

NTT and Mitsubishi Develop Authenticated Encryption Technique

Researchers at Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, and the University of Fukui have jointly developed an authenticated encryption algorithm offering robust resistance to multiple misuse, thereby helping to ensure confidentiality and integrity.  NTT said the technique could prove very useful in knowing that large-volume data has not been tampered with.  The new algorithm accepts messages longer than the 64-gigabyte limit of AES-GCM, and it works faster than AES-GCM on many platforms.

The algorithm has been entered in the Competition for Authenticated Encryption: Security, Applicability, and Robustness (CAESAR) project, based on which the algorithm is expected to be deployed for increasingly secure and reliable information technology.