Using Elliptic Curve Cryptography for Secure Communication

Viasat, Inc. Mathematics, 2001-02

Liaison(s): Hunter Marshall
Advisor(s): Weiqing Gu
Students(s): Simon Tse (TL), Colin Little, Cameron McLeman, Braden Pellett

The ViaSat clinic team will present methods for performing secure cryptography over an insecure network by 1) Introducing the use of algebraic objects known as elliptic curves to accomplish this task 2) Presenting Diffe-Hellman key exchange protocol using elliptic curve cryptogtaphy (ECC) 3) Discussing potential attacks on this cryptosystem and 4) Demonstrating their implementation of this algorithm allowing two>network users to agree upon a secret key over an insecure connection.