Novel Concepts in Cryptographic Hardware
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Novel Con­cepts in Cryp­to­gra­phic Hard­ware

1st ad­vi­sor: Paar, 2nd ad­vi­sor: Lem­ke-Rust

In this dis­ser­ta­ti­on novel ideas re­la­ted to cryp­to hard­ware will be ex­plo­red. One im­portant as­pect is to ex­pand the field of light­weight se­cu­ri­ty. Whe­re­as in the past mi­ni­mi­zing the chip area of sym­me­tric ciph­ers was the main op­ti­miza­t­i­on goal, there are se­ver­al other pa­ra­me­ters which are im­portant in prac­tice, in­clu­ding power, en­er­gy and la­ten­cy. This part of the re­se­arch should be con­duc­ted in close col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with ma­the­ma­ti­cal cryp­to groups. Ano­ther topic is re­la­ted to FP­GA-ba­sed se­cu­ri­ty. An im­portant goal will be to apply the no­ti­on of whi­te-box cryp­to­gra­phy (WBC) to FPGAs.

Prof. Christof Paar

Prof. Christof Paar