Piedad Brox, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain
Francisco V. Fernández, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
The security level of electronic devices can be increased with the use of hardware-assisted solutions. This can be addressed by following different approaches. The digital identity (ID) of the device can be derived from tiny variations during the fabrication process of integrated circuits using Physical-Unclonable Functions (PUFs). This intrinsic ID can be used to obfuscate cryptographic keys, but also, the unpredictable nature of the PUF response can be exploited as an entropy source to generate random numbers. True or pseudo-true numbers are frequently used by crypto systems, for instance, some examples are the generation of challenges, initialization vectors or nonces.
Another important issue is the study of vulnerabilities in the implementation of cryptosystems used for data encryption/decryption and digital signatures. Side-channel attacks exploit the leaked information to derive critical information that can be used to compromise the security level of the device. This study is fundamental to design countermeasures and achieve robust implementations against this type of attacks.
Prospective authors are invited to submit contributions related to hardware implementation of physical-unclonable functions and random number generators, lightweight cryptographic chains, side-channel attacks and countermeasures.
To submit your manuscript, please click on the following link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dcis2020