Shadab Alam

Work place: Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh



Research Interests: Information Security, Network Architecture, Network Security


Shadab Alam, born in 1985. He is a Ph.D. candidate at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh and received his B.Sc. and MCA degrees from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He is pursuing Ph.D. in the field of Cryptography from AMU, Aligarh. He is also working as a counselor for IGNOU. He has published 10 research papers in different reputed international/national journals and conference proceedings. His main research interests include Stream Ciphers, Network Security and Cryptographic Primitives.

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A Detailed Analysis of Grain family of Stream Ciphers

By Mohammad Ubaidullah Bokhari Shadab Alam Syed Hamid Hasan

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 May 2014

Hardware based ciphers are most suitable for resource constrained environments to provide information security and confidentiality. Grain is one such hardware based synchronous stream cipher. The motive of this study is to present a comprehensive survey and review of Grain family of stream ciphers that is one of the portfolio candidates in the hardware based category of eSTREAM. Security features and different attacks on these ciphers have been studied in this paper to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of these designs.

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