September 21-24, 2020 | Virtual Conference and Vendor Forum

Nicky Mouha

Researcher, NIST, United States

Nicky Mouha

Researcher, NIST, United States
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Biography

Dr. Nicky Mouha is a Researcher at NIST, specializing in the analysis, implementation and standardization of cryptographic algorithms. He is the designer of Chaskey, which is a MAC algorithm that is internationally standardized under ISO/IEC 29192-6. Furthermore, he is the inventor of the MILP and SAT-based techniques that have now become the standard tools to analyze the security of cryptographic algorithms against attacks such as differential and linear cryptanalysis. He is also a co-author of the Triple DES (3DES) standard, which is one of only two block ciphers that are approved for use by the US government. At ICMC20, he will talk about CVE-2019-8741, a vulnerability that affects the firmware of over 1.4 billion Apple devices, and why NIST’s CAVP testing failed to detect it.

Presentations by Nicky Mouha