Efficiency and agility: in secure hardware and in life! presented at CYSEC 2020

by Nele Mentens,

URL : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijvhc4ji_Qc

Summary : When embedded electronic systems need high performance or low power consumption, it is often unavoidable to move computationally intensive or power-hungry operations, such as cryptographic algorithms, from software to hardware. In this presentation, we highlight research challenges and directions in the field of cryptographic hardware design. In the first part, we address the effect of emerging technologies on the implementation and security properties of cryptographic hardware components. In the second part, we introduce the concept of cryptographic agility, i.e. the ability of cryptographic implementations to be updated depending on newly detected vulnerabilities, new standards, or the availability of more efficient implementations.