University of Florida
New Frontiers of Hardware Security in the IoT Regime
With the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) regime that promises exciting new applications from smart cities to connected autonomous vehicles, security of edge devices has come to the forefront of the system design process. Recent discoveries and reports on numerous security attacks on microchips and circuits violate the well-regarded concept of hardware trust anchors. The current business model and the supply chain eco-system for microelectronics give rise to unprecedented security issues and accentuate the need for secure, trustworthy hardware. It has prompted system designers to develop novel security primitives, design-for-security, and test/validation solutions to achieve secure hardware for diverse IoT applications. Emerging security issues and countermeasures have also led to an interesting interplay between security and verification. Verification of hardware for security and trust has become an integral part of the system design flow. The talk will cover a spectrum of challenges associated with IoT security and describe emerging solutions in creating secure trustworthy hardware that can enable IoT security for the mass. It will outline the need and challenges for verification of electronic designs for security properties and the motivation for learning-guided security design and verification. Finally, it will point to the evolving threat space and security countermeasures associated with 2.5D/3D heterogeneous integration.
Dr. Swarup Bhunia is currently a preeminence professor of cybersecurity and Semmoto Endowed Professor of IoT at University of Florida. He serves the Director of the Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World. Earlier, he was appointed as the T. and A. Schroeder associate professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Case Western Reserve University. He has over twenty years of research and development experience with 10 authored/edited books and over 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals and premier conferences and ten authored/edited books. His research interests include hardware security and trust, adaptive nanocomputing and novel test methodologies. Dr. Bhunia received IBM Faculty Award (2013), National Science Foundation career development award (2011), Semiconductor Research Corporation Inventor Recognition Award (2009), IEEE HOST Hall of Fame award, SRC technical excellence award (2005) as a team member, and several best paper awards/nominations. He is co-founding editor-in-chief of a Springer journal on hardware and systems security. Dr. Bhunia received his PhD from Purdue University on energy-efficient and robust electronics.
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