Towards a Backup Cipher for the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

Onwubiko, Cyril (2006) Towards a Backup Cipher for the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). Journal for ICT Security Synergy in Advanced and Developing Economies, 1(1), pp. 39-45. ISSN (print) 1746-8558

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A backup cipher to the Advanced Encryption Standard is reviewed while a Twofish is recommended as the backup algorithm. The AES and Twofish are compared vis -à-vis National Institute of Standards and Technology’s selection criteria of the AES – general security, implementation of security, software performance, smart card performance, hardware performance and design features as we show that Twofish complements the AES. General Security and its implementation are the most significant aspects of the selection criteria; and it is shown that Twofish is a stronger cipher.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Computer science and informatics
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics (until 2011) > Digital Imaging Research Centre (DIRC)
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Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2012 15:07
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2012 21:55

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