Special Issue "Trustworthy Manufacturing and Utilization of Secure Devices"

A special issue of Cryptography (ISSN 2410-387X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Pedro Peris-Lopez
Guest Editor
Department of Computer Science, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 28903 Getafe, Madrid, Spain
Interests: hardware security; cryptography; signal processing
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Dr. Giorgio Di Natale
Guest Editor
LIRMM, Laboratoire d'Informatique, de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier, Département de Microélectronique, 161 rue Ada, 34392 Montpellier, France
Interests: design and test of secure circuits; hardware security and trust; reliability of digital systems
Dr. Honorio Martin
Guest Editor
Carlos III University of Madrid, Department of Electronic Technology, Avenida de la Universidad, 30, 28911, Leganés, Madrid, Spain
Interests: hardware security; low-power design; criptography
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the last few decades, there have been important advances to guarantee the security and trust of information and communication systems. This has resulted in a wide variety of cryptography protocols and primitives, and their implementation in hardware devices. In the last years, attackers have moved their efforts on discovering security weaknesses from the algorithms and protocols to the hardware implementation of those systems. Moreover, hardware trust issues also became highly relevant in the last few years. For all of the above, hardware security and trust is becoming increasingly important for many embedded system applications, ranging from implantable medical devices to any sort of smart meters. Moreover, relevance is expected to increase in the uncoming years as consequence of a highly-connected world due to paradigms like "Internet-of-Things" or “Smart-cities” in which the security and the trust of the devices is fundamental.

This Special Issue on “Trustworthy Manufacturing and Utilization of Secure Devices” is a step towards stimulating more open scientific discussions on new solutions and trends responding to the main hardware security and trust challenges.

Dr. Pedro Peris-Lopez
Dr. Giorgio Di Natale
Dr. Honorio Martin
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Manufacturing test of secure devices
  • Trustworthy manufacturing of secure devices
  • Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs)
  • True Random Number Generators
  • Hardware Trojans
  • Reverse engineering countermeasures
  • Emerging technologies for security primitives
  • Reconfigurable devices for secure functions
  • Fault attack injection
  • Detection and protection of malicious components
  • Validation and evaluation

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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