Carlisle Adams

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Carlisle M. Adams
Residence Ottawa
Fields Cryptology, Computer security
Institutions University of Ottawa
Alma mater University of Guelph (B.Sc.)
Queen's University (M.Sc, PhD)

Carlisle M. Adams is a cryptographer and computer security researcher. Formerly senior cryptographer at Entrust,[1] he is currently a professor at the University of Ottawa. His notable work includes the design (with Stafford Tavares) of the block ciphers CAST-128 and CAST-256, whose S-boxes are based on the non-linear properties of bent functions. He also helped organize the first Selected Areas in Cryptography (SAC) workshop in 1994. He is also the security advisor of the Ottawa-based electronic signature company Signority.[2]


  1. ^ Zorz, Mirko (March 5, 2003). "Interview with Carlisle Adams". Help Net Security. Retrieved April 16, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Signority: About Us". Retrieved 2014-01-08. 

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