Secure Design Strategies For Intelligent CPUs Workshop
Almost all computing systems, from high-performance servers to tiny sensor nodes, are controlled by a Central Processing Unit (CPU). In the past years, it became clear that the security of CPUs needs to be taken into account during the entire design process, from the design of the low-level hardware components to the high-level CPU architecture. Researchers are taking on the challenging task of analyzing security vulnerabilities and proposing subsequent solutions, keeping in mind the importance of high performance and low power consumption.
Furthermore, machine learning applications will have an important influence on future CPU architectures and accelerators, and must be taken into account when performing security evaluations and developing protection mechanisms.
This workshop will cover the most recent findings in CPU vulnerabilities and mitigation techniques. The talks in the session are given by renowned speakers from industry and academia. A panel discussion will trigger the audience to follow new research directions in the design of secure and intelligent CPUs.
Workshop registration goes through the Eurocrypt registration process (registration link coming soon).
9:30 – 10:30: Session 1
- Keynote: Srdjan Capkun, ETH Zurich – “Sovereign Smartphone: To Enjoy Freedom We Have To Control Our Phones”
10:30 – 11:00: Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30: Session 2
- Invited talk: Ileana Buhan, Radboud University – “A tale of many boards: the quest for universal side-channel leakage emulators”
- Invited talk: Stjepan Picek, Radboud University and TU Delft – “Reverse Engineering of Neural Network Architectures Through Side-channel Information”
12:30 – 14:00: Lunch
14:00 – 15:45: Session 3
- Keynote: Gene Tsudik, UC Irvine – “Secure Code Execution On Untrusted Remote Devices”
- Invited talk: Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, TU Darmstadt – “Trusting the Trust Anchor: The Struggle and Challenges of Trusted Computing”
15:45 – 16:15: Coffee break
16:15 – 17:45: Panel discussion
Please contact Nele Mentens (KU Leuven and Leiden University) if you have questions.