The algorithms and protocols developed throughout this project will provide novel secure approaches for many scenarios of AGKE and therewith for secure group communication. Scientific publications made within this project will provide guidelines for selecting the best suited algorithms including possible side channel attacks, if implemented adequately. In particular, this can inform standardization efforts. Due to the project being concurrent to a standardardization effort in post-quantum cryptography of NIST, this type of impact is indeed realistic.
This project brings together expertise from three disciplines (Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics) to facilitate two goals. First, advancing the state of the art in designing, building and analyzing long-term secure communication systems. Second, training researchers to understand the whole pertinent landscape, and being able to manage the complex interplay of cryptographic protocol design with implementation-specific side-channel attack mitigation through sophisticated algorithmic and software countermeasures at runtime.