227-0579-00L Hardware Security
|Semester||Autumn Semester 2020|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|227-0579-00 G||Hardware 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
|Abstract||This 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.|
|Objective||By 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.
|Literature||Slides, relevant literature and manuals will be made available during the course.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Knowledge of systems programming and computer architecture is a plus.|
|Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)|
|Performance assessment as a semester course|
|ECTS credits||6 credits|
|Type||graded semester performance|
|Language of examination||English|
|Repetition||Repetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.|
|Additional information on mode of examination||The 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%).
|No public learning materials available.|
|Only public learning materials are listed.|
|No information on groups available.|
|Places||36 at the most|
|Beginning of registration period||Registration possible from 31.07.2020|
|Priority||Registration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group|
|Primary target group||Electrical Engin. + Information Technology MSc (237000)
Cyber Security MSc (260000)
Cyber Security MSc (EPFL) (260100)
Computer Science MSc (263000)
|Waiting list||until 27.09.2020|