Research Project Title:
Side-Channel Resistant Elliptic Curve Cryptography in Hardware
abstract:Secure data transfer is becoming increasingly important as more and more data is being passed through the internet. Traditional RSA encryption requires larger key size for more security; however, many embedded devices have limited memory and computational power. Hence, Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) is used. The current hardware implementation implements the protocol in hardware, and has counter measures against side-channel attacks, one of the known vulnerabilities of ECC. I will assess its security against side channel attacks and determine statistics to quantify its security. The ultimate goal is to achieve energy-efficient cryptography for embedded devices.
"I’m participating in SuperUROP because I want to contribute to security research while also gaining hands on experience. Some courses I’ve taken in both math and computer science have touched on security briefly, fueling my curiosity to learn more through research. I’m excited to work on real-world applications in hardware and software during this SuperUROP."