The AES Project: Any Lessons for NC3?
Tom Berson details how lessons from the Advanced Encryption Standard Competition can aid the development of international NC3 components and even be mirrored in the creation of a CATALINK community. From 1997 through 2001, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (US) (NIST) ran an open, transparent, international competition to design and select a standard block cipher called the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). The competition proved productive, engaging, educational, surprising, and successful.
This paper is accompanied by a Fourth Leg podcast: Mathematics of Trust and Betrayal.