This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems, CHES 2002, held in Redwood Shores, California, USA in August 2002.
The 41 revised full papers presented together with two invited contributions were carefully selected from 101 submissions during two rounds of reviewing and revision. The papers are organized in topical sections on attack strategies, finite field and modular arithmetic, elliptic curve cryptography, AES and AES candidates, tamper resistance, RSA implementation, random number generation, new primitives, hardware for cryptanalysis.
These are the proceedings of CHES 2002, the FourthWorkshop on Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems. After the first two CHES Workshops held in Massachusetts, and the third held in Europe, this is the first Workshop on the West Coast of the United States. There was a record number of submissions this year and in response the technical program was extended to 3 days.