Parallel Implementation of RC6 Algorithm
Data security is very important in the field of Computer Science. In this paper, the encryption algorithm called RC6 will be analyzed and its standard and parallel implementation will be done. First, the field of Cryptology is discussed in general terms, and then the classification of encryption algorithms according to operation and techniques is explained. RC6 is a symmetric block algorithm derived from the RC5 algorithm. RC6 operates on 128-bit blocks and accepts 128, 192, 256-bit keys until 2040 bytes. In the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) competition, RC6 managed to rank among the five finalists. The structure of the RC6 algorithm will be analyzed also the encryption and decryption methods. A comparison between standard and parallel implementation will be made.