No-one Remembers the Runner Up: Rijndael v Serpent

A close call, but Rijndael beat Serpent on performance, and not security

In 2000/2001, NIST ran a competition on the next generation symmetric key method, and Rijndael won (and which was created by its Belgium creators: Vincent Rijmen and Joan Daemen). But in second place was Serpent, and which was created by Ross Anderson, Eli…

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Prof Bill Buchanan OBE

Prof Bill Buchanan OBE

Professor of Cryptography. Serial innovator. Believer in fairness, justice & freedom. Based in Edinburgh. Old World Breaker. New World Creator. Building trust.