Nicky Mouha

Hi! I’m Nicky Mouha, a cryptographer from Belgium. Currently, I am based in the Washington DC area. I am a Researcher (NIST Associate) through the Strativia contracting company.

I have over 15 years of experience doing research in cryptography. In 2012, I obtained a Ph.D. degree. Besides my research, I am involved various standardization activities, mainly at NIST and ISO.

I’ve invented the MILP- and SAT-based techniques for differential and linear cryptanalysis, designed the lightweight Chaskey algorithm (standardized in ISO/IEC 29192-6), and discovered vulnerabilities in the cryptographic software of billions of devices: CVE-2019-8741 and CVE-2022-37454.

I support the cryptographic community by serving in various program committees and editorial boards, such as FSE/ToSC, SAC, and CT-RSA. I’m also part of the steering committee of CFAIL.

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