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Lawrence E Bassham (Fed)

Computer Scientist


  • Lightweight Cryptography
  • NIST Randomness Beacon
  • Post-Quantum Cryptography


Report on Lightweight Cryptography

Kerry McKay, Lawrence E. Bassham, Meltem Sonmez Turan, Nicky Mouha
NIST-approved cryptographic standards were designed to perform well using general-purpose computers. In recent years, there has been increased deployment of

Third-Round Report of the SHA-3 Cryptographic Hash Algorithm Competition

Shu-jen H. Chang, Ray A. Perlner, William E. Burr, Meltem Sonmez Turan, John M. Kelsey, Souradyuti Paul, Lawrence E. Bassham
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) opened a public competition on November 2, 2007 to develop a new cryptographic hash algorithm - SHA-3
Created October 9, 2019, Updated December 8, 2022