• A note on some algebraic trapdoors for block ciphers 

      Calderini, Marco (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018)
      We provide sufficient conditions to guarantee that a translation based cipher is not vulnerable with respect to the partition-based trapdoor. This trapdoor has been introduced, recently, by Bannier et al. (2016) and it ...
    • On Isotopic Shift Construction for Planar Functions 

      Budaghyan, Lilya; Calderini, Marco; Carlet, Claude; Coulter, Robert; Villa, Irene (Chapter; Conference object; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      CCZ-equivalence is the most general currently known equivalence relation for functions over finite fields preserving planarity and APN properties. However, for the particular case of quadratic planar functions isotopic ...
    • On relations between CCZ- and EA-equivalences 

      Villa, Irene; Calderini, Marco; Budaghyan, Lilya (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      In the present paper we introduce some sufficient conditions and a procedure for checking whether, for a given function, CCZ-equivalence is more general than EA-equivalence together with taking inverses of permutations. ...
    • Wave-shaped round functions and primitive groups 

      Aragona, Riccardo; Calderini, Marco; Civino, Roberto; Sala, Massimiliano; Zappatore, Ilaria (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Round functions used as building blocks for iterated block ciphers, both in the case of Substitution-Permutation Networks (SPN) and Feistel Networks (FN), are often obtained as the composition of different layers. The ...