Challenges in Embedded Security

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Nele Mentens, KU Leuven


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The Internet-of-Things (IoT) consists of many devices that are used in e.g. health care, consumer electronics, smart energy and smart cities. Each of these application domains pose different requirements on the size, the cost, the energy or power consumption and the speed of operation of the device. Moreover, since IoT devices are connected to each other in a network, it is also important to protect the digital data that are exchanged by or stored on the devices in order to prevent unauthorized parties from violating the security of the data and/or the privacy of the users. In order to design electronic devices that adhere to all these requirements, suitable cryptographic algorithms and protocols have to be selected and implemented on the one hand. On the other hand, the choice of a suitable implementation platform is important. This talk gives an overview of these design choices, highlighting the challenges in embedded security.

Curriculum Vitae

Nele MentensNele Mentens received her master and Ph.D. degree from KU Leuven in 2003 and 2007, respectively. Her Ph.D. focused on secure and efficient coprocessor design for cryptographic applications on FPGAs. Currently, Nele is an associate professor at KU Leuven in the COSIC group at the Electrical Engineering Department (ESAT). Her research interests are in the domains of dynamic hardware reconfiguration for security purposes, design automation for cryptographic hardware, security in constrained environments, and remote learning environments for digital design. Nele was/is the PI in around 10 finished and ongoing research projects with national and international funding. She served as a reviewer for many international conferences and journals and was/is part of the program committee of 30+ international conferences. Nele is (co-)author in around 70 publications in international journals and conferences.