Friday, June 23, 2017

Algorithm and Key Size Document

The ECRYPT Algorithm and Key Size document is probably the most high impact output from our ECRYPT projects. It is referenced and used throughout the world, to guide the uses of cryptography in practice. The current version of the document can be found here

We are requesting input for the next edition of this document. To do this we have created a Slack channel where people can debate inputs.

We encourage everyone to get involved by sending us your email so we can add you. Once added you can add other people to the channel as you see fit. Please email Nigel Smart or Saartje Verheyen to be added if you do not know someone who is already involved.

We ask you to add comments to the slack channel of corrections and new text to add (including where you think it should go). After you have presented some input, other people can then comment on your text, and add further corrections. 

At the end of September we will freeze the discussion and start the process of incorporating all the suggestions into the final document. 

If you have contributed to the Slack discussion in a positive manner we will include you as an author on the final document as a contributor. That way you get to claim you have contributed to a high impact document (carrot); if you do not contribute however then you cannot complain if we say something you disagree with (stick). 

Of course in the end it is a community effort, and in case of disagreement the editors will need to take one side or another.

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