Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

National Initiatives


  • ANR BLOC (10/1103/16)

    Design and Analysis of block ciphers dedicated to constrained environments

    ANR program: Ingénierie numérique et sécurité

    Partners: INSA Lyon, Inria (project-team SECRET), University of Limoges (XLIM), CryptoExperts

    446 kEuros


    The BLOC project aims at providing strong theoretical and practical results in the domain of cryptanalysis and design of block ciphers.

  • ANR KISS (12/1102/16)

    Keep your personal Information Safe and Secure

    ANR program: Ingénierie numérique et sécurité

    Partners: Inria (project-teams SMIS and SECRET), LIRIS, Gemalto, University of Versailles-St Quentin, Conseil Général des Yvelines

    64 kEuros

    The KISS project builds upon the emergence of new portable and secure devices known as Secure Portable Tokens (e.g., mass storage SIM cards, secure USB sticks, smart sensors) combining the security of smart cards and the storage capacity of NAND Flash chips. The idea promoted in KISS is to embed, in such devices, software components capable of acquiring, storing and managing securely personal data.

  • ANR BRUTUS (10/1409/18)

    Authenticated Ciphers and Resistance against Side-Channel Attacks

    ANR program: Défi Société de l'information et de la communication

    Partners: ANSSI, Inria (project-team SECRET and project-team MARELLE), Orange, University of Lille, University of Rennes, University Versailles-Saint Quentin

    160 kEuros

    The Brutus project aims at investigating the security of authenticated encryption systems. We plan to evaluate carefully the security of the most promising candidates to the Caesar competition, by trying to attack the underlying primitives or to build security proofs of modes of operation. We target the traditional black-box setting, but also more "hostile" environments, including the hardware platforms where some side-channel information is available.

  • ANR DEREC (10/1609/21)

    Relativistic cryptography

    ANR Program: jeunes chercheurs

    244 kEuros

    The goal of project DEREC is to demonstrate the feasibility of guaranteeing the security of some cryptographic protocols using the relativistic paradigm, which states that information propagation is limited by the speed of light. We plan to study some two party primitives such as bit commitment and their security against classical and quantum adversaries in this model. We then plan to the integration of those primitives into larger cryptosystems. Finally, we plan on performing a demonstration of those systems in real life conditions.


  • DGA-MI (09/1509/16)

    Analysis of binary streams: reconstructing LDPC codes.

    28.6 kEuros.

    The objective of this contract was to examine the code reconstruction problem (from noisy observation) for LDPC codes.