This course will focus on the importance of addressing different security threats on modern hardware design, manufacturing, installation, and operating practices. In particular, the threats would be shown to be relevant at scales ranging from a single user to an entire nation's public infrastructure. Through theoretical analyses and relevant practical world case studies, the threats would be demonstrated, and then state-of-the-art defense techniques would be described. The course would borrow concepts from diverse fields of study such as cryptography, hardware design, circuit testing, algorithms, and machine learning.
Week 1 : Introduction, Finite Fields, AES Hardware, S-Box Week 2 : Algorithm to Hardware, Case Study on ECC, Intro to ECC Week 3 : Implementation of ECC, Hardware Design of ECC Week 4 : Introduction to Side Channel Analysis Week 5 : Advanced SCA, Introduction to Fault Attacks Week 6 : Advanced Fault Attacks, Algebraic Fault Analysis Week 7 : Countermeasures-I Week 8 : Countermeasures-II Week 9 : Introduction to PUFs, Designs on FPGAs, Machine Learning of PUFs Week 10 : Design-for-Testability for Cryptographic Designs Week 11 : Protocols, Challenges, Introduction to Micro-architectural attacks Week 12 : Advanced Micro-architectural attacks, Hardware monitoring for malwares using Hardware Performance Counters