Invited Talk by Dr. Ramesh Karri on Is Hardware the Next Frontier in Cybersecurity?
Designers use third-party intellectual property (IP) cores and outsource various steps in their integrated circuit (IC) design and manufacturing flow. As a result, security vulnerabilities have been emerging, forcing IC designers and end users to re-evaluate their trust in ICs. If an attacker gets hold of an unprotected IC, attacks such as reverse engineering the IC and piracy are possible. Similarly, if an attacker gets hold of an unprotected design, insertion of malicious circuits in the design, and IP piracy are possible.
Ramesh Karri is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New York University. He co-directs the NYU Center for Cyber Security (http://cyber.nyu.edu). He is also leads the Cyber Security thrust of the NY State Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technologies at NYU. He co-founded the Trust-Hub (http://trust-hub.org) and organizes t the Embedded Systems Challenge (https://csaw.engineering.nyu.edu/esc), the annual red team blue team event.