Light Weight Cryptography and Applications

  • Sandeep Sadanandan
  • Rajyalakshmi Mahalingam
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-8737-0_87

Cite this paper as:
Sadanandan S., Mahalingam R. (2008) Light Weight Cryptography and Applications. In: Sobh T., Elleithy K., Mahmood A., Karim M.A. (eds) Novel Algorithms and Techniques In Telecommunications, Automation and Industrial Electronics. Springer, Dordrecht


Portable handheld devices are emerging as strong competitors to large traditional electronic devices requiring advanced safety and security mechanisms. Lightweight cryptography is developing as an attractive public-key cryptosystem for use with many such devices, particularly when the devices are not capable of performing sufficient cryptographic operations to guarantee adequate security. The paper provides a survey, how Elliptic Curve Cryptography as a light weight security solution, is accommodating the limitations of resource constrained environments of a whole lot of new generation applications.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandeep Sadanandan
    • 1
  • Rajyalakshmi Mahalingam
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceTechnical University MunichMunichGermany
  2. 2.Technical University MunichMunichGermany