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A Roadmap for High Assurance Cryptography

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Harry Halpin
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Although an active area of research for years, formal verification has still not yet reached widespread deployment. We outline the steps needed to move from low-assurance cryptography, as given by libraries such as OpenSSL, to high assurance cryptography in deployment. In detail, we outline the need for a suite of high-assurance cryptographic software with per-microarchitecture optimizations that maintain competitive speeds with existing hand-optimized assembly and the bundling of these cryptographic primitives in a new API that prevents common developer mistakes. A new unified API with both formally verified primi-tives and an easy-to-use interface is needed to replace OpenSSL in future security-critical applications.
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hal-01673294 , version 1 (29-12-2017)

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Harry Halpin. A Roadmap for High Assurance Cryptography. FPS 2017 - 10th International Symposium on Foundations & Practice of Security, Oct 2017, Nancy, France. pp.1-9. ⟨hal-01673294⟩

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