Chair of Dependable Nano Computing (CDNC)

Practical Introduction in Hardware Security


4 SWS / 6 ECTS = 180h

Security is a major concern for a variety of domains like embedded and cyber-physical systems in which threats in hardware and software components may pose catastrophic consequences. Software security has been studied extensively, since the majority of security attacks were typically at the software level. However, currently hardware becomes the Achilles heel for on-chip system security as recent events show. There is evidence of hardware security breaches and hence, there is a growing emphasize in hardware security from academic, industry, and government sectors. In this regard, physical attacks, side-channel analysis and fault-injection attacks for security-enabled application domains is becoming a real-world challenge.

1. Hardware security primitives (PUF, TRNG)
2. Hardware Implementation of encryption modules (AES)
3. Passive Attack with side channel (on AES)
4. Active fault attack (on simple circuits, if feasible also on AES)

Requirement: Digital Logic Design (Lecture Technische Informatik)

The goal of this course, which is a combination of lectures and lab assignments, is to have a hands-on experience on basic concepts and new developments in hardware security, by combining both theory and practice in a coherent course. The theoretical concepts for each topic will be presented to the students in form of lectures, followed by a set of lab assignments on both hardware and software platforms to be performed by the students for each topic.

Language of instructionEnglisch
Organisational issues

ab 05.11.2020 1x wöchentlich Donnerstag: Vorlesung von 14:00-15:30, im Anschluß Übung von 15:30-17:00 Technologiefabrik, Geb. 07.21, Raum A.1.8

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