Professor Ingrid Verbauwhede

Ingrid Verbauwhede
Title: The Need for Hardware Roots of Trust

Abstract: Software security and cryptographic security protocols rely on hardware roots of trust. Software designers assume that cryptographic keys, random initial values, nonces, freshness, hardware isolation, or secure storage is simply available to them. At the same time, electronics shrink: sensor nodes, IOT devics, smart devices are becoming more and more available. Adding security and cryptography to these often very resource constraint devices is a challenge. This presentation will focus design methods for hardware roots of trustor and more specifically on Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs) and True Random Number Generators (TRNG), two essential roots of trust.