227-0579-00L  Hardware Security

SemesterHerbstsemester 2020
DozierendeK. Razavi
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung


227-0579-00 GHardware Security
An online version will be offered only to the students in the risk group.

Additional course hours:
Wed, 30.09.2020, 12-13h, room ETZ E6
Wed, 14.10.2020, 12-13h, room ETZ E6
4 Std.
Mo16:15-18:00ETZ E 6 »
Mi10:15-12:00ETZ E 6 »
30.09.12:15-13:00ETZ E 6 »
14.10.12:15-13:00ETZ E 6 »
16.12.18:15-19:00ETZ E 6 »
K. Razavi


KurzbeschreibungThis course covers the security of commodity computer hardware (e.g., CPU, DRAM, etc.) with a special focus on cutting-edge hands-on research. The aim of the course is familiarizing the students with hardware security and more specifically microarchitectural and circuit-level attacks and defenses through lectures, reviewing and discussing papers, and executing some of these advanced attacks.
LernzielBy the end of the course, the students will be familiar with the state of the art in commodity computer hardware attacks and defenses. More specifically, the students will learn about:

- security problems of commodity hardware that we use everyday and how you can defend against them.
- relevant computer architecture and operating system aspects of these issues.
- hands-on techniques for performing hardware attacks.
- writing critical reviews and constructive discussions with peers on this topic.

This is the course where you get credit points by building some of the most advanced exploits on the planet! The luckiest team will collect a Best Demo Award at the end of the course.
LiteraturSlides, relevant literature and manuals will be made available during the course.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesKnowledge of systems programming and computer architecture is a plus.


Information zur Leistungskontrolle (gültig bis die Lerneinheit neu gelesen wird)
Leistungskontrolle als Semesterkurs
ECTS Kreditpunkte6 KP
PrüfendeK. Razavi
Formbenotete Semesterleistung
RepetitionRepetition nur nach erneuter Belegung der Lerneinheit möglich.
Zusatzinformation zum PrüfungsmodusThe final grade is composed of grades given to individual practical assignments (30%), group assignments (40%) and paper reviews (30%).

- Individual practical assignments are graded based on correctness/quality of the produced code (60%) and on oral discussions based on the assignments and relevant lectures (40%).
- Group assignments are graded based on correctness/quality of the produced code (100%).
- Reviews are graded on the quality of the review, i.e. a succinct summary of the paper, critical analysis of the positive and negative aspects, and language (70%) and the participation and engagement with peers when discussing the papers or managing the discussion when assigned as a discussion leader (30%).


Keine öffentlichen Lernmaterialien verfügbar.
Es werden nur die öffentlichen Lernmaterialien aufgeführt.


Keine Informationen zu Gruppen vorhanden.


PlätzeMaximal 36
BelegungsbeginnBelegung ab 31.07.2020 möglich
VorrangDie Belegung der Lerneinheit ist nur durch die primäre Zielgruppe möglich
Primäre ZielgruppeElektrotechnik und Informationstechnologie MSc (237000)
Cyber Security MSc (260000)
Cyber Security MSc (EPFL) (260100)
Informatik MSc (263000)
WartelisteBis 27.09.2020

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