Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Upcoming Seminar Talk: Side-Channel Countermeasures for Hardware: is There a Light at the End of the Tunnel?

On Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 1 pm in AK 219
Amir Moradi (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) will talk on:

SIDE-CHANNEL COUNTERMEASURES FOR HARDWARE:
IS THERE A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL?

Abstract:
Counteracting side-channel attacks (DPA), known as a serious threat to
cryptographic devices, is a must for today’s security-related products.
Due to the less control over the device internals compared to software
dealing with DPA countermeasures in hardware is more challenging. This
talk denotes the practical problems when implementing DPA
countermeasures in hardware. It continues with a couple of examples as
well as their weaknesses and vulnerabilities. At the end we conclude
whether we can provide the desired level of DPA resistance by solely
implementing a countermeasure.

Bio:
Amir Moradi received the PhD degrees in computer engineering from Sharif
University of Technology, Iran, in 2008. Since 2009, he has been a
postdoctoral researcher at the Embedded Security group, Horst Görtz
Institute for IT-Security, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. His research
interests include the areas of side-channel attacks, countermeasures,
and implementation of cryptographic algorithms.

Cyber Security Seminar
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