Parallel impelementation of RC6 algorithm

Parallel programming cryptography data security RC6 Scala

Authors

  • Artan Berisha
    artan.berisha@uni-pr.edu
    Department of Mathematics, University of Prishtina, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Kosovo
  • Hektor Kastrati Department of Mathematics, University of Prishtina, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Kosovo
June 26, 2021

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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, 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.  The comparison between standard and parallel implementation will be made.