Brussels / 2 & 3 February 2019


Russian crypto algorithms in the OpenSource world

GOST crypto demystified

This talk presents status of Russian national crypto standards and their support in OpenSource projects.

In parallel to mainstream cryptography world, Russia has a strong school of crypto algorithms development, including block ciphers, hash functions, digital signature, etc. There is slow but ongoing trend of harmonizing GOST algorithms usage with the rest of Internet community. This talk is dedicated to debunking several myths and presenting current state of support in open source project.

  • GOST Myth busting: insecure, Russian-only, unnecessary to the rest of the World
  • Major areas: PKI, CMS, TLS, DNSSEC, XML DSIG
  • New areas of contribution: rekeying, new crypto modes
  • OSS support:
    • OpenSSL
    • GnuTLS
    • LibreSSL
    • Linux kernel
    • libgcrypt
    • you name it


Dmitry Eremin-Solenikov (Lumag)