Faster Isogeny-Based Compressed Key Agreement

  • Gustavo H. M. Zanon
  • Marcos A. SimplicioJr
  • Geovandro C. C. F. Pereira
  • Javad Doliskani
  • Paulo S. L. M. Barreto
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10786)


Supersingular isogeny-based cryptography is one of the more recent families of post-quantum proposals. An interesting feature is the comparatively low bandwidth occupation in key agreement protocols, which stems from the possibility of key compression. However, compression and decompression introduce a significant overhead to the overall processing cost despite recent progress. In this paper we address the main processing bottlenecks involved in key compression and decompression, and suggest substantial improvements for each of them. Some of our techniques may have an independent interest for other, more conventional areas of elliptic curve cryptography as well.



J. Doliskani and G. Pereira were supported by NSERC, CryptoWorks21, and Public Works and Government Services Canada. M. Simplicio was supported by Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) under grant 301198/2017-9. M. Simplicio, P. Barreto and G. Zanon were partially supported by the joint São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) / Intel Research grant 2015/50520-6 “Efficient Post-Quantum Cryptography for Building Advanced Security Applications.” M. Simplicio and P. Barreto are also partially supported by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) under grant 13/25977-7.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Escola PolitécnicaUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Institute for Quantum ComputingUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada
  3. 3.University of Washington TacomaTacomaUSA

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