PRINCEv2 - More Security for (Almost) No Overhead

Dušan Božilov, Maria Eichlseder, Miroslav Knezevic, Baptiste Lambin, Gregor Leander, Thorben Moos, Ventzislav Nikov, Shahram Rasoolzadeh, Yosuke Todo, Friedrich Wiemer

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In this work, we propose tweaks to the PRINCE block cipher that help us to increase its security without changing the number of rounds or round operations. We get substantially higher security for the same complexity. From an implementation perspective, PRINCEv2 comes at an extremely low overhead compared to PRINCE in all key categories, such as area, latency and energy. We expect, as it is already the case for PRINCE, that the new cipher PRINCEv2 will be deployed in various settings
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSelected Areas in Cryptography
Subtitle of host publication27th International Conference, Halifax, NS, Canada (Virtual Event), October 21-23, 2020, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsOrr Dunkelman, Michael J. Jacobson, Jr., Colin O'Flynn
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-81652-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-81651-3
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event27th International Conference on Selected Areas in Cryptography: SAC 2020 - Virtuell, Canada
Duration: 19 Oct 202023 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


Conference27th International Conference on Selected Areas in Cryptography
Abbreviated titleSAC 2020


  • Block cipher
  • Lightweight
  • Low latency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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