Results and Material

This section is dedicated to the output and results of research activities within the HECTOR project. The data can be downloaded and used under the conditions of Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. For any requests or questions, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DOWNLOAD: Advanced Encryption Standard: AES-128

According to the requirements in AIS 20/31 PTG.2 it is not allowed to use the same cryptographic primitive for RNG post-processing and data encryption/decryption. Therefore, the HECTOR consortium will not reuse Ascon/Ketje in demonstrator D2: Secure USB Stick and D3: Secure Messaging Device for the post processing of the RNG output. Therefore, the AES-128 has been implemented. It is now available for download. [ZIP] 200 KB

DOWNLOAD: Authenticated Encryption Algorithms: KETJE

Ketje is a family of algorithms for authenticated encryption, which share the same permutation-based structure. All instantiations of Ketje are aimed at memory-constrained devices and strongly rely on nonce uniqueness for security. Ketje was designed and submitted by Guido Bertoni, Joan Daemen, Michael Peeters, Gilles Van Assche, Ronny Van Keer and is now available for download. [ZIP] 14 MB

DOWNLOAD: Authenticated Encryption Algorithms: ASCON

Ascon is a family of authenticated encryption algorithms, currently participating in round 3 of the CAESAR competition. The Ascon family was designed to be lightweight and easy to implement, even with added countermeasures against side-channel attacks. Ascon was designed by a team of cryptographers from Graz University of Technology (Christoph Dobraunig, Maria Eichlseder, Florian Mendel and Martin Schläffer) and is now available for download. [ZIP] 19 MB

DOWNLOAD: Workshop on the HECTOR Evaluation Platform

From 23 to 24 May, 2016 there was a project internal workshop held in Leuven, Belgium related to the HECTOR evaluation platform. Objectivies of this tutorial was to share knowlegde about the evaluation platform and to simplify the developments by providing reference designs of the mother- and daughterboards.
Helpful user guides and supporting material are now available for download via [ZIP] 81 MB