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Guide to Elliptic Curve Cryptography

Guide to Elliptic Curve Cryptography
Darrel Hankerson, Alfred J. Menezes, and Scott Vanstone
Springer Professional Computing Series
ISBN: 0-387-95273-X, 332pp, published January 2004
US$ 59.95, EUR 72,98

After two decades of research and development, elliptic curve
cryptography now has widespread exposure and acceptance. Industry,
banking, and government standards are in place to facilitate extensive
deployment of this efficient public-key mechanism.

Anchored by a comprehensive treatment of the practical aspects of
elliptic curve cryptography, this guide explains the basic
mathematics, describes state-of-the art implementation methods, and
presents standardized protocols for public-key encryption, digital
signatures, and key establishment.  In addition, the book addresses
some issues that arise in software and hardware implementation, as
well as side-channel attacks and countermeasures.  Readers receive the
theoretical fundamentals as an underpinning for a wealth of practical
and accessible knowledge about efficient application.

Contents

1 Introduction and Overview
2 Finite Field Arithmetic
3 Elliptic Curve Arithmetic
4 Cryptographic Protocols
5 Implementation Issues
Appendix A Sample Parameters
Appendix B ECC Standards
Appendix C Software Tools
Bibliography
Index

Author web site:

  http://www.cacr.math.uwaterloo.ca/ecc/


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