Intro to HW Security (Part I, II, III)

Presenters: Dr. Mark Tehranipoor, Dr. Farimah Farahmandi, and Dr. Fahim Rahman, University of Florida

Date/Time: Thursday, July 9th, July 23rd, and August 6th 2020 @ 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST

Who can attend: For Government and DIB Employees Only

To register email: Amanda Moscrip at, include name, affiliation, and name of the organization.

Deadline: Register ASAP – Seating is limited.

Course Objectives:

This course will cover a number of important topics in hardware security: Basics of cryptography, physical and invasive attacks, side-channel attacks, physically unclonable functions, hardware-based true random number generators, watermarking of Intellectual Property (IP) blocks, FPGA security, passive and active metering for prevention of piracy, logic locking, hardware Trojan detection and prevention, and more.

The course is largely self-contained. Background on digital design would be sufficient. Introductory lectures will cover basic background on cryptography, authentication, secret sharing, VLSI design, test and verification. The main goals for this course are: (1) Learning the state-of-the-art security methods and primitives; (2) Integration of security as a design metric, not as an afterthought; and (3) Better understanding of attacks and providing countermeasures against them.

A certificate will be offered, on behalf of MEST Center, to attendees who complete all three sessions.