Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2014/832

Requirements for Standard Elliptic Curves

Manfred Lochter, Johannes Merkle, Jörn-Marc Schmidt, Torsten Schütze

Abstract: Currently, the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) discusses requirements for new elliptic curves to be standardized in TLS and other internet protocols. This position paper discusses the view of the members of the ECC Brainpool on these requirements, in particular with respect to hardware implementations.

Category / Keywords: cryptographic protocols / elliptic curve cryptography, TLS

Date: received 1 Oct 2014

Contact author: johannes merkle at secunet com

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