Dr. Nicky Mouha

Researcher, NIST

Nicky Mouha is Researcher at NIST, specializing in the analysis, implementation and standardization of cryptographic algorithms. He is the designer of Chaskey, which is a MAC algorithm that is internationally standardized under ISO/IEC 29192-6. Furthermore, he is the inventor of the MILP and SAT-based techniques that have now become the standard tools to analyze the security of cryptographic algorithms against attacks such as differential and linear cryptanalysis. He is also a co-author of the Triple DES (3DES) standard, which is one of only two block ciphers that are approved for use by the US government. At CT-RSA 2020, he will talk about CVE-2019-8741, a vulnerability that affects the firmware of over 1.4 billion Apple devices, and why NIST’s CAVP testing failed to detect it.