Block Ciphers: From Shannon to Rijndael - Kjell Wooding

Even today, in the age of public-key and quantum cryptography, block ciphers and symmetric cryptography still form the heart of most practical cryptosystems. This talk will trace the development of the block cipher, from Claude Shannon's original conception of the product cipher, through their popularization in the form of Feistel networks and the Data Encryption Standard, and finally on to their most modern incarnation -- the Advanced Encryption Standard.