A Vector Approach to Cryptography Implementation

Abstract : The current deployment of Digital Right Management (DRM) schemes to distribute protected contents and rights is leading the way to massive use of sophisticated embedded cryptographic applications. Embedded microprocessors have been equipped with bulky and power-consuming co-processors designed to suit particular data sizes. However, flexible cryptographic platforms are more desirable than devices dedicated to a particular cryptographic algorithm as the increasing cost of fabrication chips favors large volume production. This paper proposes a novel approach to embedded cryptography whereby we propose a vector-based general purpose machine capable of implementing a range of cryptographic algorithms. We show that vector processing ideas can be used to perform cryptography in an e±cient manner which we believe is appropriate for high performance, flexible and power efficient embedded systems.
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Jacques Jean-Alain Fournier, Moore Simon. A Vector Approach to Cryptography Implementation. First International Conference DRMTICS 2005, Oct 2005, Sydney, Australia. pp.277-297. ⟨emse-00489020⟩

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