Application Of Elliptic Curve Cryptography On Data Encryption Over A Network.

  • Bibu G. D. Department of Mathematics, University of Jos
  • Angai S. Department of Mathematics, University of Jos


The need for a highly secured network to ensure safe transactions and reliable communication between parties on a network cannot be over emphasized today. Cryptography is an effective and robust tool which can be implemented on a network of communicating devices and even on stand-alone systems. This work is focused on implementing network security by means of network encryption, one of several methods of securely transmitting data over a network. Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) is applied here which provides a public key cryptosystem that converts strings of plaintext characters into corresponding cipher text values, providing security strength based on the difficulty of the elliptic curve discrete logarithm problem. This also provides a much shorter key length than other public key cryptosystems to provide an equivalent level of security with a much faster implementation rate.