Feb 27

Side-channel aspects of Keccak-based authentication and/or encryption schemes

The purpose of this work is to analyze the sensitivity to side-channel attacks of an implementation of the Keccak-f round function, which is relevant to any FIPS 202 instance in the presence of a key, or to the Keyak or Ketje authenticated encryption schemes. The student’s tasks would include:
– to model the leakage;
– to analyze an implementation;
– to scientifically compare the obtained results to the model;
– to propose countermeasures (or improvements thereof).

Supervision: Keccak team – Director : Olivier Markowitch (ULB)