Hardware Security Workshop by Tonex
The Hardware Security Course provides a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices related to securing computer hardware systems. This course explores the vulnerabilities and threats faced by hardware components, and equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to protect against hardware-based attacks. Through a combination of theoretical concepts, practical exercises, and case studies, students will gain insights into cryptographic algorithms, secure hardware design principles, physical tampering protection, and countermeasures against hardware-level attacks.
The Hardware Security course is suitable for:
- Students pursuing a degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or a related field.
- Professionals involved in hardware design, embedded systems development, or cybersecurity.
- Individuals interested in gaining specialized knowledge in hardware security and protecting computer systems from hardware-based attacks.
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Understand the fundamental concepts and principles of hardware security.
- Identify and analyze hardware vulnerabilities and threats.
- Apply secure hardware design principles to protect against attacks.
- Evaluate cryptographic algorithms and select appropriate implementations for hardware.
- Implement countermeasures to prevent physical tampering and protect against hardware-level attacks.
- Analyze and assess real-world hardware security breaches and propose effective mitigation strategies.
Introduction to Hardware Security
- Overview of hardware vulnerabilities and threats
- Introduction to secure hardware design principles
Cryptographic Techniques in Hardware Security
- Symmetric and asymmetric encryption algorithms
- Hardware implementations of cryptographic primitives
- Side-channel attacks and countermeasures
Secure Hardware Design
- Trusted Platform Module (TPM) architecture and usage
- Hardware-based authentication and access control mechanisms
- Hardware security modules (HSMs) and their applications
Physical Tampering Protection
- Techniques for protecting against physical attacks
- Tamper-resistant hardware design and implementation
- Shielding and anti-tampering mechanisms
Hardware-Level Attacks and Countermeasures
- Hardware Trojans and malicious modifications
- Reverse engineering and hardware integrity verification
- Fault injection attacks and mitigation techniques
Case Studies and Practical Exercises
- Analysis of real-world hardware security breaches
- Hands-on exercises on secure hardware design and evaluation
- Lab assignments using hardware security tools and methodologies