Special Issue "Side Channel and Fault Injection Attacks and Countermeasures"
A special issue of Cryptography (ISSN 2410-387X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2020.
Interests: boolean functions; symmetric cryptography; error correcting codes
Interests: symmetric/asymmetric cryptography; fully homomorphic encryption; Boolean functions
Interests: symmetric/asymmetric cryptography, side-channel attacks, micro-architectural attacks
Since the late ’90s, the security of cryptosystems has evolved from pure mathematical abstractions to practical physical concerns. Due to side-channel attacks and fault attacks, primitives that were secure from a theoretical point of view (in the black-box model where the adversary can only access to the inputs/outputs of algorithms) became insecure when implemented in practice. Such variety of attacks, targeting the execution timing, power consumption, or electromagnetic radiations for example, typically target small platforms such as microchips. With the current massive growth of embedded devices dealing with sensitive information from different fields (e.g. automotive, banking, medical, electronic-ID) and with the exponential increase in the number of connected devices from the Internet of Things, physical security has taken a central position in research.
This special issue focuses on the general topic of physical security in theory and in practice, from the design of state-of-the-art attacks, countermeasures, provable secure implementations and security evaluations. Areas of interest include:
- Symmetric/asymmetric cryptography
- Side-channel attacks
- Fault attacks
- Probing model and masking schemes
- Software/Hardware countermeasures
- Secure implementations
- Security evaluation
Prof. Dr. Claude Carlet
Dr. Pierrick Méaux
Dr. Romain Poussier
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Side-channel attacks
- Fault attacks
- Probing model
- Physical security
- Embedded devices
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Tentative Title: Consolidating Threshold Implementation
Authors: Vincent Grosso and Rim Zahmoul
Affiliation: Hubert Curien Laboratory, Université Jean Monnet, Région de Saint-Étienne, France
Tentative Title: Side-Channel Evaluation Methodology on Software
Authors: Sylvain GUILLEY Khaled KARRAY, Thomas PERIANIN, Ritu-Ranjan SHRIVASTWA, Youssef SOUISSI and Sofiane TAKARABT
Affiliation: TELECOM-ParisTech, 91120 Palaiseau, France