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Special Issue "Physical Layer Security and Trust for Legacy Systems and Supply Chain Assurance"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2018).
Interests: hardware security and trust and design for manufacturability
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Physical-layer security and trust of microelectronic systems is threatened by powerful side-channel signal acquisition attacks, semi-invasive probing and sophisticated reverse engineering process flows. Legacy systems are particularly vulnerable and the large investment in current deployments of cyber-physical systems across medical, military, industrial, and critical infrastructures makes it imperative that these systems are retrofit with countermeasures designed to improve their situational-awareness and resilience to attacks, such as illegal firmware updates and information theft through side-channels. Many of these systems are not resource-constrained and therefore a wide-range of opportunities exist to outfit these legacy systems with novel primitives and additional layers to harden their security inner and outer shells. Techniques that provide a root-of-trust through, for example, secure boot, and/or provide intra-SoC (system on a chip) security firewalls between IP blocks would further improve the resilience of both legacy and emerging systems. Similarly, methods that establish provenance and provide assurance of authenticity of chips and systems as they move through the supply chain would also greatly alleviate security concerns related to early-life failures and hidden back door access mechanisms in newly deployed systems. This Special Issue is seeking original works that address security and trust challenges across and/or within this range of topics.
The topics of interest to this Special Issue cover the scope of the IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) (http://www.hostsymposium.org/).
Extended versions of papers presented at HOST 2018 are sought, but this call for papers is also fully open to all those who wish to contribute by submitting a relevant research manuscript.
Prof. Dr. Jim Plusquellic
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- Physical-layer security
- Side-channel countermeasures
- Security and trust in legacy and emerging IoT
- Supply chain assurance