[curves] Second day NIST workshop notes

Watson Ladd watsonbladd at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 13:36:58 PDT 2015

On Jun 12, 2015 1:27 PM, "Tony Arcieri" <bascule at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Friday, June 12, 2015, Michael Hamburg <mike at shiftleft.org> wrote:
>> Another commenter said that CFRG’s timeline to a decision was too fast.
> Wait, someone actually accused the CFRG of moving too *fast*? LOL

The reality is that most people invited don't care about security, but the
appearence of security. This was very explicit when the Brainpool guy was
complaining about Tanja Lange's article and blamed the problems with
standards on incompetent implementors.

Most people's data doesn't travel over FIPS mandated crypto. CFRG was
supposed to solve real world failures. NIST is trying to solve a marketing
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