CryptoMag is looking for articles
posted July 2018
You want to teach someone about a crypto concept, something 101 that could be explained in 1-2 pages with a lot of diagrams? Look no more, we need you.
The idea is to have a recurrent benevolent e-magazine (like POC||GTFO) that focuses on:
- cryptography: duh! That being said, cryptography does include: implementations, cryptocurrencies, protocols, at scale, politics, etc. so there are more topics that we deem interesting than just theoretical cryptography.
- pedagogy: heaps of diagrams and a focus on teaching. Taking an original writing style is a plus. We're looking not to bore readers.
- 101: we're looking for introductions to concepts, not deeply technical articles that require a lot of initial knowledge to grasp.
- short: articles should be similar to a blog post, not a full-fledged paper. With that in mind articles should be around 1, 2 or 3 pages. We are not looking for something dense though, so no posters, rather a submission should be a light read that can be part of a series or influence the reader to read more about the topic.
Preferably, authors should write about something they are familiar with, but here is a list of topics that would likely be interesting for such a light magazine:
- what is SSH?
- what is SHA-3?
- what is functional encryption?
- what is TLS 1.3?
- what is a linear differential attack?
- what is a cache attack?
- how does LLL work?
- what are common crypto implementation tricks?
- what is R-LWE?
- what is a hash-based signature?
- what is an RFC?
- what is the IETF?
- what is the IACR?
- why are companies encrypting databases?
- what is x509, .pem, asn.1 and base64?
LaTeX if possible.
No deadline at the moment.
How to submit
PS: I am going to annoy you if you don't use diagrams in your article