Nano Security: From Nano-Electronics to Secure Systems

Polian, I. and Altmann, F. and Arul, T. and Boit, C. and Brederlow, R. and Davi, L. and Drechsler, R. and Du, N. and Eisenbarth, T. and Guneysu, T. and Hermann, S. and Hiller, M. and Leupers, R. and Merchant, F. and Mussenbrock, T. and Katzenbeisser, S. and Kumar, A. and Kunz, W. and Mikolajick, T. and Pachauri, V. and Seifert, J.-P. and Torres, F.S. and Trommer, J.

Volume: 2021-February Pages: 1334-1339
DOI: 10.23919/DATE51398.2021.9474187
Published: 2021

The field of computer hardware stands at the verge of a revolution driven by recent breakthroughs in emerging nanodevices. 'Nano Security' is a new Priority Program recently approved by DFG, the German Research Council. This initial-stage project initiative at the crossroads of nano-electronics and hardware-oriented security includes 11 projects with a total of 23 Principal Investigators from 18 German institutions. It considers the interplay between security and nano-electronics, focusing on a dichotomy which emerging nano-devices (and their architectural implications) have on system security. The projects within the Priority Program consider both: potential security threats and vulnerabilities stemming from novel nano-electronics, and innovative approaches to establishing and improving system security based on nano-electronics. This paper provides an overview of the Priority Program's overall philosophy and discusses the scientific objectives of its individual projects. © 2021 EDAA.

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