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April 20, 2006, 11:08 pm
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I believe many educators find it challenging to teach
elliptic curve cryptography in a general course on computer
security. (ECC requires a healthy dose of math background to be
appreciated fully.) Skipping over ECC is not an option
any longer because of the general awareness out there about
the growing importance of ECC.
There is an ECC tutorial at the certicom.com web site. But
it is much too basic and does not help the students connect
with what is getting published in the literature today.
The following link shows one educator's attempt at pulling
together the relevant concepts so that they can be taught in
two to three 50-minute lecture periods.
Perhaps some people would find it useful as a follow-up to the