Final grades

Written on 14.10.21 by Dhiman Chakraborty

Dear students,

The final result for the seminar is now available in cms.

May the force be with you!!


Thanks & Regards,


Draft report feedback available

Written on 09.09.21 by Dhiman Chakraborty


Draft report feedbacks are available now in cms.



Final report submission date extension till 24.09.2021

Written on 07.09.21 by Dhiman Chakraborty


The submission of the final report is now extended to 24.09.2021 from 10.09.2021.

We will try to provide comments on the draft report asap by end of this week.

That will give you two weeks time to incorporate the comments in your final draft.

No meeting today (18/06/2021)

Written on 18.06.21 by Dhiman Chakraborty


Due to some unavoidable circumstances, today's meeting is cancelled.

We meet again on 25/06/2021. Sorry for the inconvenience.



Report template

Written on 07.06.21 by Dhiman Chakraborty

The report template is online now. It is only available in latex formate. 



First meeting tomorrow

Written on 27.05.21 (last change on 27.05.21) by Dhiman Chakraborty

Tomorrow (28.05.2021) we will meet for the first time.

Please do not forget to submit your question till tonight (27.05.2021, 23:59).



No meeting tomorrow (21.05.2021)

Written on 20.05.21 by Dhiman Chakraborty

Due to some unavoidable circumstances, we need to cancel tomorrows presentation meeting. Tomorrow's topic is now rescheduled to 25.06.2021. 

Hence we will meet on 28.05.2021 (first presentation). But do not forget to submit your questions on cms.

Happy long weekend.



Zoom link for the meetings

Written on 20.05.21 (last change on 20.05.21) by Dhiman Chakraborty


Please find the zoom link details for the weekly meeting in the Materials section.

This will be the zoom link we will use for the entire seminar.



Question submission for week 1 - Open now

Written on 20.05.21 by Dhiman Chakraborty


Question submission for week 1 is open now. You can submit your questions in .pdf or .txt format.



Weekday fixed

Written on 11.05.21 by Sven Bugiel

Hi, based on the poll results and the feedback we have received (or not received), we fixed the weekday for the seminar now to Fridays, 10–12.

The first seminar session is next week Friday, May 21.

Topics assigned

Written on 17.04.21 by Sven Bugiel

The topics have been assigned. The assignment can be seen on the course's main page in the CMS (

Topic and paper list and kick-off slides

Written on 15.04.21 by Dhiman Chakraborty

Topic and paper list is added and updated under the Information tab.

Also the kick-off slides and other helping materials are available.

Please add/update your topic choices by 16.04.2021.




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Trusted and Secure Computing

(Summer Term 2021)


In this seminar, the participants will discuss and evaluate state-of-the-art research solutions in the domain of secure, trusted, and trustworthy computing, both from the constructive as well as from the offensive perspective. The focus is particularly on hardware-based security architectures that are nowadays becoming omnipresent in different settings like server, cloud, or embedded device security. Examples of such hardware security primitives are Trusted Platform Modules, Intel SGX, RISC-V Keystone, or ARM TrustZone.


Location Online via Zoom
Time Friday, 10–12
Meeting Seminar (Weekly Meetings)
No. of Students max. 10
Instructor Sven Bugiel, Michael Schwarz, Dhiman Chakraborty
Language  English
Kickoff Wednesday, April 14, 16–17 via Zoom


While sending any email related to the seminar, please prepend [tsc21] to the subject line of the email.

Course structure and grading

The course is structured as a standard seminar. Every week, one student will present an assigned topic, which we will then discuss. Prior to this, all students are expected to read the handed-out papers carefully and prepare a list of discussion questions. Additionally, every student will write a short report on their assigned papers, in which the presentation should be elaborated in more detail and potentially including the results of the discussion. Grading will be based on the presentations (40%), report (40%), and general in-class participation in the discussion (20%). 

Registration and pre-requisites

There are no formal prerequisites beyond a basic knowledge of how computer systems work internally. Some of the seminar papers will talk about a certain hardware configuration. But no formal background in hardware design is required. However, participants are expected to carefully read the background sections of the discussed papers to understand the topic.
Previous participation in “Side-Channel Attacks and Defences” ( by Dr. Michael Schwarz can be helpful to understand the topics easily.

Registration is handled via the central registration system of the UdS.

Presentation schedule and topics

The concrete week day and time slot will be determined via poll among the participants.

Week Topic Presenter
21.05 TPM Design and Deployments

Léonie Muller

28.05. TPM Vulnerabilities and Issues

Lukas Gerlach


TrustZone Design and Solutions

Intel SGX Side-Channels

Brian Sherif Nazmi Hanna Nasrlla

Daniel Weber

11.06. TrustZone Side-Channels and Attacks

Darian Hach

18.06. Intel SGX Design and Use-cases

Amir Heinisch


Intel SGX Side-Channels

TPM Design and Deployments

Daniel Weber

Léonie Muller

02.07. Intel SGX Software Security

Daniel Berresheim

09.07. TEE Trusted I/O

Noah Mauthe

16.07. AMD SEV Design and Issues

Theodor Laudien

23.07. RISC-V Keystone Design

Jonas Büchner

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