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A survey of hardware implementations of elliptic curve cryptographic systems

Halak, Basel, Waizi, Said Subhan and Islam, Asad (2016) A survey of hardware implementations of elliptic curve cryptographic systems , Santa Barbara, US Cryptology ePrint Archive 5pp.

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Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) has gained much recognition over the last decades and has established itself among the well known public-key cryptography schemes, not least due its smaller key size and relatively lower computational effort compared to RSA. The wide employment of Elliptic Curve Cryptography in many different application areas has been leading to a variety of implementation types and domains ranging from pure software approaches over hardware implemenations to hardware/software co-designs. The following review provides an overview of state of the art hardware implemenations of ECC, specifically in regard to their targeted design goals. In this context the suitability of the hardware/software approach in regard to the security challenges opposed by the low-end embedded devices of the Internet of Things is briefly examined. The paper also outlines ECC’s vulnerability against quantum attacks and references one possible solution to that problem.

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Accepted/In Press date: 1 July 2016
Organisations: EEE


Local EPrints ID: 398632
PURE UUID: 17782354-4386-4d70-b59d-1503badd6413

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Date deposited: 28 Jul 2016 10:04
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 18:29

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Author: Basel Halak
Author: Said Subhan Waizi
Author: Asad Islam

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