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EFFICIENT AND SECURE IMPLEMENTATION OF CLASSIC AND POST-QUANTUM PUBLIC-KEY CRYPTOGRAPHY

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2022
Abstract/Description:
To address the increased interest in crypto hardware accelerators due to performance and efficiency concerns, implementing hardware architectures of different public-key cryptosystems has drawn growing attention. Pure hardware methodology enhances architecture’s performance over a hardware/software co-design scheme at the cost of a more extended design cycle, reducing the flexibility, and demands customized data paths for different protocol-level operations. However, using pure hardware architecture makes the design smaller, faster, and more efficient. This dissertation mainly focuses on designing crypto accelerators that can be used in embedded systems and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices where performance and efficiency are critical as a hardware accelerator to offload computations from the microcontroller units (MCU). In particular, our objective is to create a system-on-chip (SoC) crypto-accelerator with an MCU that achieves high area-time efficiency. Our implementation can also be integrated as an off-chip solution; however, other criteria, such as performance, are often as important or more important than efficiency in the external crypto-chip design, which is beyond of this work. Not only does our architecture inherently provide protection against timing and simple power analysis (SPA) attacks, but also some advanced security mechanisms to avoid differential power analysis (DPA) attacks are included, which is missing in the literature. In a nutshell, the contributions are summarized as follows:
Title: EFFICIENT AND SECURE IMPLEMENTATION OF CLASSIC AND POST-QUANTUM PUBLIC-KEY CRYPTOGRAPHY.
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Name(s): Bisheh, Niasar Mojtaba , author
Azarderakhsh, Reza , Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2022
Date Issued: 2022
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 171 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: To address the increased interest in crypto hardware accelerators due to performance and efficiency concerns, implementing hardware architectures of different public-key cryptosystems has drawn growing attention. Pure hardware methodology enhances architecture’s performance over a hardware/software co-design scheme at the cost of a more extended design cycle, reducing the flexibility, and demands customized data paths for different protocol-level operations. However, using pure hardware architecture makes the design smaller, faster, and more efficient. This dissertation mainly focuses on designing crypto accelerators that can be used in embedded systems and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices where performance and efficiency are critical as a hardware accelerator to offload computations from the microcontroller units (MCU). In particular, our objective is to create a system-on-chip (SoC) crypto-accelerator with an MCU that achieves high area-time efficiency. Our implementation can also be integrated as an off-chip solution; however, other criteria, such as performance, are often as important or more important than efficiency in the external crypto-chip design, which is beyond of this work. Not only does our architecture inherently provide protection against timing and simple power analysis (SPA) attacks, but also some advanced security mechanisms to avoid differential power analysis (DPA) attacks are included, which is missing in the literature. In a nutshell, the contributions are summarized as follows:
Identifier: FA00013981 (IID)
Degree granted: Dissertation (Ph.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2022.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Cryptography
Public key cryptography
Curves, Elliptic
Quantum computers
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