Design and implementation of an advanced substitution-permutation encryption network

Xu, Jianhong (1997) Design and implementation of an advanced substitution-permutation encryption network. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

To solve the problems of data security in modern electronic communication environments and applications, researchers have been placing much effort on the design of efficient and secure ciphers. Substitution-permutation encryption networks (SPNs) are an important class of private-key block ciphers. The objective of this thesis is to develop an advanced substitution-permutation encryption network that not only is efficiently secure but also can be simply implemented in both hardware and software. -- Two of the most powerful attacks are linear cryptanalysis and differential cryptanalysis. After investigating the application of linear cryptanalysis to an SPN, a new nonlinearity criterion for the design of S-boxes is presented. S-boxes satisfying this criterion strengthen the ability of an SPN to frustrate linear cryptanalysis. As well, we propose a novel linear transformation as the method of interconnection between rounds of S-boxes. The use of the linear transformation increases the resistance of an SPN to both linear cryptanalysis and differential cryptanalysis. -- Finally, we implement an SPN which consists of our new linear transformation and 4 x 4 S-boxes satisfying our new design criterion by using a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). The simulation results confirm that the digital hardware implementation of the SPN is practical and not complicated.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/9982
Item ID: 9982
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 87-89.
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: 1997
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Ciphers--Design; Data encryption (Computer science)

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