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Seminar:  Hardware Security

Date:November 17, 2014 
Talk Title:Hardware Security
Speaker:Olivier Benoit, Senior Staff Engineer at Qualcomm Inc.
Time & Location:12:00pm - 1:00pm
CIC Building, Pittsburgh


The talk on "Hardware Security" will address vulnerabilities beyond software in embedded system.

We will first go over general security properties and underlying cryptographic mechanisms. We will then investigate the so called Side-channel analysis as well as fault attack threats. We will conclude with the various countermeasures available to mitigate hardware attacks.

Speaker Bio

Olivier Benoit received his BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from INSA of Lyon, France in 1996. He was a Scientist in Gemalto (Smartcard world leader) security team until Dec 2008  where he developed both attacks and defenses technologies. He was then a Security Expert at Ingenico (PoS world leader) until Jan 2012. He is presently a Senior Staff Engineer at Qualcomm Corporate R&D in the Office Of The Chief Scientist security group. His experience span from side-channel analysis and fault attack in embedded system to PKI management and Communication Network security.