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Upcoming Seminar: Yossef Oren

Upcoming Seminar: Yossef Oren

Monday, July 20 at 11am in AK 218: The Spy in the Sandbox: Practical Cache Attacks in Javascript and their Implications Presenter: Yossef Oren (Columbia University) Abstract: Side channel analysis is a remarkably powerful cryptanalytic technique. It allows attackers to extract secret information hidden inside a secure device, by analyzing the physical signals (e.g., power, […]

Upcoming Seminar: Jens-Peter Kaps

Upcoming Seminar: Jens-Peter Kaps

Thursday, July 2 at 3pm in AK 218: Comparison of Multi-Purpose Cores of Keccak and AES on FPGAs Presenter: Jens-Peter Kaps (George Mason University) Abstract: Most widely used security protocols, such as Internet Protocol Security (IPSec), Secure Socket Layer (SSL), and Transport Layer Security (TLS), provide several cryptographic services, which include authentication, confidentiality, integrity, and […]

Upcoming Seminar: Yuval Yarom

Upcoming Seminar: Yuval Yarom

Monday, May 25 at 2pm in AK 218: Last-level cache side-channel attacks are practical Presenter: Yuval Yarom (University of Adelaide) Abstract: System virtualisation increases hardware utilisation by sharing the hardware resources between several virtual machines. While these virtual machines are supposed to be isolated from each other, the shared use of the hardware creates side […]

Upcoming Seminar: Christof Paar

Upcoming Seminar: Christof Paar

Wednesday, April 29 at 11 am in AK 218: How to build Trojans Presenter: Christof Paar (Ruhr-Universität Bochum & UMASS Amherst) Abstract: Countless systems ranging from consumer electronics to military equipment are dependent on integrated circuits (ICs). A surprisingly large number of such systems are already security critical, e.g., medical devices, automotive electronics, or SCASA […]

Upcoming Seminar: Dan Walters

Upcoming Seminar: Dan Walters

Thursday, March 5 at 3pm in AK 233: SLEAK: A Side-channel Leakage Evaluator and Analysis Kit Presenter: Dan Walters (MITRE) Abstract: Side-channel attacks (SCA) present a major threat to secure embedded systems. Effective software countermeasures against SCA are well known in theory, but in practice are difficult to implement properly due to issues such as […]

Upcoming Seminar: Daniel Holcomb

Upcoming Seminar: Daniel Holcomb

Thursday, February 26 at 3pm in AK 233: SRAM-based Physical Unclonable Functions Presenter: Daniel Holcomb (UMass Amherst) Abstract: This talk presents our research into SRAM-based Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs). PUFs are circuits that use the inherent process variations of each chip to generate unique identifiers or secret keys. SRAM circuits are well-suited for use in […]

Upcoming Seminar: Mostafa Taha

Upcoming Seminar: Mostafa Taha

Thursday, July 3 at 11am in AK 218: Advances in the Side-Channel Analysis of Symmetric Cryptography Presenter: Mostafa Taha (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) Abstract: Practical countermeasures against Side-Channel Attacks (Hiding and Masking) typically require at least doubling the implementation area or the computation time. Yet, they do not provide perfect protection. They only make it harder […]

LightSEC 2014 – Call for Papers

LightSEC 2014 – Call for Papers

The Third International Workshop on Lightweight Cryptography for Security & Privacy (LightSEC 2014) will be held on September 1-2, 2014 at Istanbul Commerce University, right at the bank of the Bosphorus, on the Historic Peninsula of Istanbul, Turkey. http://www.light-sec.org Submission Deadline : June 1, 2014 See also the full Call for Papers

Upcoming Seminar: Adam Ding

Upcoming Seminar: Adam Ding

On Friday, April 18 at 12noon in SL 104: Algorithmic Confusion Analysis of Higher Order DPA against Masking Protected Devices Presenter: Adam Ding (Northeastern University) Abstract: Masking the internal operations with random numbers is a popular countermeasure to protect cryptographic systems against differential power analysis (DPA). Higher order DPA can be used to break the […]

Sub-Transistor Level Hardware Trojans

Sub-Transistor Level Hardware Trojans

On Wednesday, April 16 at 11 am in AK 219: Sub-Transistor Level Hardware Trojans Presenter: Christof Paar (Ruhr-Universität Bochum & UMASS Amherst) Abstract: Countless systems ranging from consumer electronics to military equipment are dependent on integrated circuits (ICs). A surprisingly large number of such systems are already security critical, e.g., medical devices, automotive electronics, or […]