PKMS2® – Pattern Key, Multi-Segment, Multi-Standard

The PKMS2® SDK is a proprietary software implementation of the PKMS2® symmetric block cipher mode of operation. The PKMS2® SDK is software designed to use cryptography, and employs digital techniques to ensure information security, including confidentiality, integrity and authenticity. The PKMS2® mode is applicable to any data type and any set of symmetric block cipher primitives, such as the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), promulgated by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) or the Aria cipher, published by the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS).

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PKMS2® and your Business

  • Patented method for combining encryption algorithms
  • Encryption strength increases to (387-bit to 512-bit)
  • Choice of 2 to 8 trusted algorithms, including (AES)
  • Swappable API replacement for (AES) library
  • Fully compliant for any industry
  • Platform agnostic integration
  • Additional protection benefits:

    -Increased side-channel attack resistance

    -Fall-back security should one algorithm get broken

    -Provides cryptographic agility in being able to incorporate new quantum-resistant algorithms as they becomes available


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SCI Solutions Using PKMS2® Technology

Peer Reviews for (Licensed) PKMS2

Dr. Matthew Green

Assistant Professor of Computer Science The Johns Hopkins University “provides surprisingly strong security”

Dr. Stefano Tessaro

Assistant Professor of Computer Science University of California, Santa Barbara “(I am) not aware of any other schemes (theoretical or practical) that achieve similar guarantees with the same degree of efficiency.”

Dr. Yevgeniy Dodis

Professor of Computer Science University of California, Santa Barbara “PKMS2® provides an excellent way of protecting information against very powerful attacks.”

What is PKMS2®?

  • Combines and hardens from 2 to 8 existing, known, symmetric algorithms using an easily deployable mode of operation
  • Starting strength is 387-bit, mitigates against brute force & side channel attacks
  • Can incorporate new (Quantum-resilient) ciphers currently being evaluated as they become available