Elliptic curve cryptographic protocols: a simulation and implementation of ECDSA and ECDH
thesisposted on 2022-03-28, 16:34 authored by Nathan Levett
Elliptic curve cryptography provides a secure means of implementing the Digital Signature Algorithm protocol through the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm scheme. The ECDSA upholds the data security objectives of information authentication and non-reputability. Similarly, the Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman upholds information confidentiality and information integrity, are expensive to implement up to certain security standards, with timeliness and size of circuit required to perform either scheme being the main considerations. To have any appreciable speed, they must be implemented in digital hardware design. This project outlines the design methodology and procedure of simulating a generalisable implementation of an Elliptic Curve Cryptographic Processor, able to effectively utilise both the ECDH and ECDSA, over any chosen bit length.