Special Issue "Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST)"

A special issue of Journal of Cybersecurity and Privacy (ISSN 2624-800X). This special issue belongs to the section "Cryptography and Cryptology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2022 | Viewed by 206

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Basel Halak
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Guest Editor
Department of Electronics and computer science, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
Interests: hardware security; reliability; VLSI
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Dr. Nicolas Sklavos
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Guest Editor
Associate Professor, Director of SCYTALE Group, Computer Engineering and Informatics Department (CEID), University of Patras, 265 04 Rio Patras, Greece
Interests: cryptographic engineering; hardware security; cybersecurity; digital systems design; embedded systems; IoT

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The attack surface of computing devices is becoming very sophisticated, a trend which is driven by two major factors. The first is the rapid increase in the number of connected devices. In fact, in 2019, a staggering 2.9 billion cyberattacks on Internet-of-Things devices were recorded. The second factor is the remarkable growth of outsourcing in the hardware supply chain, which has brought about serious challenges in the form of new security attacks, particularly IC counterfeit and hardware trojan insertion. Topics of interest in this Special Issue include but are not limited to: 

  • Supply chain risk mitigation, including counterfeit detection and avoidance;
  • Hardware trojan attacks, detection techniques, and countermeasures;
  • Hardware-based security primitives;
  • Side-channel attacks and protection;
  • Hardware IP trust (watermarking, metering, trust verification);
  • Trusted manufacturing;
  • Reverse engineering and hardware obfuscation;
  • Hardware tampering attacks and protection;
  • Physical security attacks and countermeasures;
  • Metrics, policies, and standards related to hardware security;
  • Hardware-based software system security;
  • Security of Internet of Things.

Dr. Basel Halak
Dr. Nicolas Sklavos
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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