Graham Steel takes a look at some of the cryptographic standards whose security is the subject of speculation and tries to separate rumor from fact. Then he examines some of most widely encountered crypto APIs, evaluating them on two important axes: facilities for flexible, secure key management and provision of modern cryptographic primitives.
Graham Steel has been a researcher at INRIA, the French national agency for computer science research, since 2008. Based in Paris, he recently cofounded a spin-off company, Cryptosense, which provides vulnerability analysis tools for cryptographic systems to an international clientele in particular in the financial, industrial and government sectors.
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