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Combinatorial Coverage Analysis of Subsets of the TLS Cipher Suite Registry



Dimitris Simos, Kristoffer Kleine, D. Richard Kuhn, Raghu N. Kacker


We present a combinatorial coverage measurement for (subsets) of the TLS cipher suite registries by analyzing the specified ciphers of IANA, ENISA, BSI, Mozilla and NSA Suite B. Our findings contribute towards the design of quality measures of recommended ciphers for TLS, and also lead to important questions regarding the future development of TLS.
Conference Dates
May 10-12, 2016
Conference Location
Annapolis, MD, US
Conference Title
High Confidence Software and Systems Conference


cipher suites, combinatorial testing, coverage measurement, TLS, subsets


Simos, D. , Kleine, K. , Kuhn, D. and Kacker, R. (2016), Combinatorial Coverage Analysis of Subsets of the TLS Cipher Suite Registry, High Confidence Software and Systems Conference, Annapolis, MD, US, [online], (Accessed May 24, 2024)


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Created May 11, 2016, Updated April 5, 2022