Cryptography in Embedded Systems: An Overview

Thomas Wollinger, Jorge Guajardo Merchan, Chris­tof Paar

(Invited Paper), In proceedings of the Embedded World 2003 Exhibition and Conference, pp.735-744, Design & Elektronik, Nuernberg, Germany, February 18-20, 2003.


Abstract

It is widely recognized that data security will play a central role in the design of

future IT systems. Many of those IT applications will be realized as embedded systems which rely heavily on security mechanisms. Examples include security for wireless phones, wireless computing, pay-TV, and copy protection schemes for audio/video consumer products and digital cinemas. Note that a large share of those embedded applications will be wireless, which makes the communication channel especially vulnerable

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