2018 Spring School

The UK Research Institute in Secure Hardware and Embedded Systems (RISE) hosted a Spring School at the University of Cambridge on 28-29 March 2018.

The Spring school aimed to bring together the hardware security community, both academic and industry, in the UK. The programme was delivered over the two days, with the agenda and videos of each of the talks provided below.

 Wednesday 28 March 2018 
0930 - 1030Registration & Tea/Coffee on Arrival
1030 - 1045Opening remarks
Technologies Underpinning Hardware Security
1045 - 1125Mind the Gap: Promises, Pitfalls and Opportunities of Hardware-Assisted Security
Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, TU Darmstadt, Germany


1125 - 1205Hardware based Lightweight Authentication for IoT Applications
Gang Qu, University of Maryland, US
1205 – 1245Perspectives on hardware security: embedding it everywhere, continuously and inexpensively
Massimo Alioto, National University of Singapore
1245 - 1345Lunch
1345 - 1425PUF: From Research to Practice
Chongyan Gu, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
Developing Secure Hardware Devices
1425 - 1505Winning the War in Memory
Simon Moore, University of Cambridge, UK
1505 - 1540Break/Poster Session & Networking
1540 - 1620Towards the Automatic Applications of Physical Attacks Countermeasures
Francesco Regazzoni, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Switzerland
Francesco Regazzoni Presentation
1620 - 1635ARM's perspective on the importance of hardware security research
Richard Grisenthwait, ARM
1900Dinner
*40 min talks (30 mins + 10 mins Q&A);
 Thursday 29 March 2018 
0830 – 0930Registration & Opening remarks
Developing Secure Hardware Devices
0930 - 1010CHERI - Architectural support for memory protection and compartmentalisation
Robert Watson, University of Cambridge, UK
Development and Pull Through
1010 - 1050FIDO and the future of simpler and stronger authentication
Andrea Höller, Infineon Technologies Austria
Andrea Hoeller presentation
1050 - 1140Break /Poster Session & Networking
1140 - 1215Accelerating Innovation
Louise Cushnahan, CSIT, QUB
1215 - 1250Why, Who, How and Where of Standards!
Charles Brookson
Hardware Security Vulnerabilities
1250 - 1330How to use Deep Learning for hardware security testing
Marc Witteman, Riscure
1330 - 1430Lunch
1430 – 1510Software-based Microarchitectural Attacks
Dr Daniel Gruss, Graz University of Technology, Austria
1510 - 1550Physical Attacks: Towards combined threat, protection and beyond
Shivam Bhasin, David Berend, Nanyang Technical University Singapore
1550 - 1600Closing remarks
*40 min talks (30 mins + 10 mins Q&A); *35 min talks (25 mins + 10mins Q&A)