Dr Rob Aitken

Rob Aitken

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | Time: 12:00 – 12:45 EST

Bio: Rob Aitken is an Arm Fellow responsible for technology direction at Arm Research. He works on hardware security issues, low power design, and emerging technologies. He has worked on 15+ Moore’s law nodes and has published over 100 technical papers on a wide range of topics. Dr. Aitken joined Arm as part of its acquisition of Artisan Components in 2004. Prior to Artisan, he worked at Agilent and HP. He holds a Ph.D. from McGill University in Canada. Dr. Aitken is an IEEE Fellow, and serves on a number of conference and workshop committees.

Title: It’s time to tame the wild west of IoT device security

Abstract: The Internet of Things is increasingly transforming our lives, but IoT devices have often been attractive targets for hackers, not only as gateways to higher value targets but also because low cost devices often lack security features of higher priced systems. Given recent progress in hardware security, we have reached the point where this situation can be addressed. We as a community can define and support standardized capabilities and features of security hardware and on-chip security services. We can also show they can be integrated into designs where cost and time to market are key drivers and provide standardized mechanisms to connect them with existing software platforms. This talk looks at how the hardware security community can make that happen and the benefits of doing so.