Collaborating with NCSU to deliver certificate validation and crypto validation reusable implementations.
Cryptography is very important in today’s world. Improper or maliciously altered crypto implementations have been a concern for the industry in recent years.
Towards Backward-Compatible Post-Quantum Certificate Authentication
Quantum computers would pose a threat to PKI algorithms and systems as we know today.
Collaborating with NCSU to promote lightweight crypto validation and assessment
Cryptography is very important in today’s world. Improper or maliciously altered crypto implementations have been a concern for the industry in recent years. To alleviate the risk, Cisco has been working with the industry, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and other international organizations on finding ways to validate crypto implementations and speed […]
Taking certificate enrollment to the next level
Bouncy Castle adds support for EST Note: We would especially like to thank the Crypto Workshop team for their contributions to this post and the fruitful collaboration. Recently Crypto Workshop has been working on adding support for the EST protocol in Bouncy Castle (BC) Cryptography APIs. Bouncy Castle (BC) is a prominent library that provides cryptography […]
Lessons Learned from Testing Cisco EST Implementations with Entrust Datacard
[Note: We would especially like to thank the Entrust Datacard team for their contributions to this post and the fruitful collaboration. More info at Entrust Datacard’s Digital DNA blog series and Twitter handle (@entrustdatacard).] Products and solutions do not operate in silos. In technology, interoperability is a top priority. Thus, making a transition to different communication […]
FIPS and Deterministic ECDSA: Achieving robust security and conformance
Digital signatures are used to verify the authenticity of a message. For example, when a message is signed, the verifier can rest assured that only the signer could have signed it. ECDSA and DSA are two widely used, standardized digital signature schemes. In order to sign a message, internally both of them require the use […]
Lessons Learned from Testing Cisco EST Implementations for Interoperability with DigiCert
Thanks to DigiCert for their contributions co-authoring this post. Interoperability for technology solutions is a top priority—standards used in these solutions become irrelevant when products operate in a silo. Thus, shifting to a new protocol in any solution takes careful consideration and collaboration by multiple parties in order to achieve a seamless operation. One such […]
ETSI/IQC’s 4th Workshop on Quantum-Safe Cryptography
Quantum computers could break commonly used public key algorithms, which would affect cryptography used today. For that reason, there has been great attention on quantum safe crypto recently. We have blogged about it in numerous occasions ,  , . In that context, last week the 4th ETSI/IQC on Quantum-Safe Cryptography in Toronto, Canada brought […]
Quantum-resistant signatures: an update
Quantum-resistant crypto Recently there has been great media attention on Quantum Computers (QC) and their potential impact on current cryptography standards. We blogged about it in 2015. All of this attention has drawn out critical efforts from many in academia and industry to solve problems with today’s cryptography that would break in a post quantum […]