[CfP]: IEEE CSR, Hardware Cybersecurity Systems (HACS) Workshop, 2023

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Call for Papers [CfP]: IEEE CSR, Hardware Cybersecurity Systems (HACS) Workshop, 2023

IEEE International Conference on Cyber Security and Resilience (IEEE CSR)
Venice - Italy, (Hybrid), July 31 – August 2, 2023


Computing hardware has become an attractive attack surface, either due to unintentional design flaws or malicious design modifications. Hardware designers and automation tool developers alike are challenged to understand the different hardware security threats in order to incorporate effective countermeasures into robust hardware design, verification, and testing. The most common targets in such adversary attacks are secure architectures, cryptographic primitives, and intellectual property (IP) by counterfeiting. Moreover, as more Internet of Things (IoT) applications are emerging, vulnerabilities to cyberattacks are created as well, with new hardware-based defense mechanisms for smart systems and devices being in need. With well-known hardware security threats such as Hardware Trojans (HT), Reverse Engineering (RE), and covert and side channels continuously advancing, novel attacks targeting remote, cross-layer liabilities also become prevalent.

At the same time, hardware solutions have proven to be highly efficient when it comes to security assurance. Two such security primitives are True Random Number Generators (TRNGs) and Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs), which offer protection against spoofing and tampering attacks. Lightweight cryptographic modules are especially useful as an increasing number of devices in the IoT with resource constraints require strong security and mutual authentication schemes. Hardware implementation of cryptographic primitives can offer flexibility, power efficiency, and the ability of parallel processing. Since the physical layer often acts as the base of trust in a system, a promising research direction towards state-of-the-art hardware security solutions is being formed.


Related areas, in alphabetical order, include but are not limited to:

•    Architectures and Applications: 5G/6G, Healthcare, IoT etc
•    Attacks: Implementations and Countermeasures
•    Constrained and Trusted Environments
•    Cryptanalysis for Hardware
•    Cryptographic Primitives and Lightweight Cryptography
•    Hardware Crypto-Processors, System-on-Chip (SoC) and Reconfigurable Designs
•    Hardware Obfuscation
•    Networks, Protocols and Communications: Hardware Integrations
•    PUFs, Trojans and TRNGs on Hardware
•    Reverse Engineering
•    Smart Cards Cybersecurity
•    Trust and Anti-Counterfeiting

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