Cryptography FM

In-depth, substantive discussions on the latest news and research in applied cryptography.

About the show

Cryptography FM is a weekly podcast with news and a featured interview covering the latest developments in theoretical and applied cryptography. Whether it's a new innovative paper on lattice-based cryptography or a novel attack on a secure messaging protocol, we'll get the people behind it on Cryptography FM to talk about it with your host, Nadim Kobeissi.

Cryptography FM on social media


  • Episode 2: Breaking Lightweight Symmetric Cryptography!

    October 6th, 2020  |  34 mins 24 secs

    Léo Perrin talks about how his team at INRIA was able to find serious breaks in the Gimli family of lightweight symmetric primitives, and why NIST's lightweight cryptography competition even matters in the first place, especially with block ciphers like AES dominating the industry.

  • Episode 1: Post-Quantum TLS With KEMs Instead of Signatures!

    September 29th, 2020  |  35 mins 43 secs
    post-quantum, protocols

    KEMTLS is a modified version of TLS 1.3 that uses Key Encapsulation Mechanisms, or KEMs, instead of signatures for server authentication, thereby providing a sort of “post-quantum TLS”. But what even are KEMs? Are quantum computers even a thing that we should be worried about? On the first ever episode of Cryptography FM, we’ll be hosting Dr. Douglas Stebila and PhD Candidate Thom Wiggers to discuss these questions and more.