Embedded Security Stefan N├╝rnberger

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17.04.2019

Hands-on Tutorial

Hi,

Just a reminder, don't forget to come tomorrow for the hands-on tutorial at 10:00 AM to get your hardware.

Attendance is mandatory for at least 1 member of your group to receive the hardware.

Also please bring your laptops with Visual Studio Code and... Read more

Hi,

Just a reminder, don't forget to come tomorrow for the hands-on tutorial at 10:00 AM to get your hardware.

Attendance is mandatory for at least 1 member of your group to receive the hardware.

Also please bring your laptops with Visual Studio Code and the PlatformIO extension installed.

Also, don't forget there is no lecture next Friday ;)

Best regards

12.04.2019

Remark for Groups / Hardware

You only get each hardware item once per group (per two people). So it suffices if one of your group members is present when the hardware is handed out. 

Please already think about with whom you want to be in a group. We'll note down the groups when the hardware... Read more

You only get each hardware item once per group (per two people). So it suffices if one of your group members is present when the hardware is handed out. 

Please already think about with whom you want to be in a group. We'll note down the groups when the hardware is handed out.

12.04.2019

Regarding tutoring sessions

 

Electronics Tutorial

There will be a ONE TIME tutorial on basic electronics on Thursday 18/04/2019 in CISPA lecture hall at 10:00-12:00. 
Please be present in order to collect the hardware (you may leave afterwards).

 

Tutoring hours

There will... Read more

 

Electronics Tutorial

There will be a ONE TIME tutorial on basic electronics on Thursday 18/04/2019 in CISPA lecture hall at 10:00-12:00. 
Please be present in order to collect the hardware (you may leave afterwards).

 

Tutoring hours

There will be bi-weekly tutoring sessions starting from Thursday 02/05/2019. The tutoring time is 16:00-18:00 -- room 2.02 at CISPA
If you have any questions please drop by and ask!

 

Exercise solutions 

After each exercise deadline, there will a session in which the solution will be explained and demonstrated!
This starts from Thursday 09/05/2019 (which is the deadline for the first exercise). The time is 16:00-18:00 -- room TBA
 

Embedded Security

 

Embedded Security ("Emsec") takes place weekly, every Friday 10:00 to 11:30 am in the CISPA Lecture Hall

It is accompanied by bi-weekly practical exercises that should be done in groups of two students.

This course can only accommodate up to 50 students. Participation in the first lecture(12/04) is mandatory

 

Time Table

Date Lecture Exercise
April 12
Topic: Introduction, course organisation and microcontrollers
Slides [small / animated]

 

April 18
10-12
Tutorial: Electronics hands-on
Hardware Hand-Out
 
April 26
Topic: Side/Covert channels and microarchitectural attacks
Links: TBA
Exercise 1: Microcontrollers
Due date: 09/05/2018 
Exercise solutions: 09/05/2018
May 03
Topic: Side/Covert channels and microarchitectural attacks
Links: TBA
 
May 10
Topic: Automotive security
Links: TBA
Exercise 2: Side/Covert channels
Due date: TBA
May 17
Topic: Automotive security
Links: TBA
 
May 24
Topic: Wireless security
Links: TBA
Exercise 3: Automotive security
Due date: TBA
May 31
Topic: Wireless security
Links: TBA
 
June 07
Topic: Secure software and OS architecture
Links: TBA
Exercise 4: Wireless security
Due date: TBA
June 14
Topic: Secure software and OS architecture
Links: TBA
 
June 21
Topic: Security by design
Links: TBA
Exercise 5: Secure software
Due date: TBA
June 28
Topic: Trusted platform modules and trusted computation
Links: TBA
 
July 05
Topic: Trusted platform modules and trusted computation
Links: TBA
Exercise 6: Trusted platform modules
Due date: TBA
July 12
Topic: Real-life examples 
Links: TBA
 
July 19
Topic: Q&A and exam preparation
Links: TBA
 
 
 
Final exam: TBA
 

 

Prerequisites

Knowledge in the following areas is highly recommended:

  • Core Lecture "Security"
  • Programming in C/C++
  • Built your own computer from components (graphics card, processor, motherboard, ...)
  • Security basics are helpful but not strictly necessary
  • Linux basic command line
     

Knowledge You'll Gain

  • Electrical engineering basics
  • Interconnection of hardware and their inner workings
  • (Secure) Design principles
  • Creativity
     

Terms 

  • Groups of two students work together for the duration of the semester
  • As a courtesy, please remember that dropping out of this course means that you leave your group partner behind. So if unsure, leave room for students who are enthusiastic about attending this course
  • Creative solutions are welcome
     

Grading

  • 47% exercise (answers to questions in the exercise sheet and practical hands-on programming of hardware)
  • 47% final exam (end of the semester, August 16th 2018)
  • 6% pure luck (bias in favour of you in case of doubt)


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