cover   Guide to
Elliptic Curve Cryptography

Darrel Hankerson, Alfred Menezes, and Scott Vanstone

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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.


This all-embracing and highly focused reference is a unique and indispensable resource for practitioners, professionals, and researchers in computer science, computer engineering, network design, and network data security

Darrel Hankerson is a professor of mathematics at Auburn University, an industry consultant, and co-author of books on cryptography and data compression

Alfred Menezes is a professor of mathematics at the University of Waterloo, an industry consultant, and co-author of several books on cryptography

Scott Vanstone is holder of the NSERC/Pitney Bowes Industrial Chair in Cryptography at the University of Waterloo, co-author of an applied cryptography handbook with A. Menezes and P. van Oorschot, and founder of Certicom Corp. (Canada), a leading ECC company.

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Springer-Verlag Professional Computing Series, ISBN: 0-387-95273-X, 2004.

Guide to Elliptic Curve Cryptography / / May 2004/ Illustration by Helen D'Souza