Dr. Ryan Gerdes,Electrical and Computer Engineering, Utah State University
A senior/graduate-level course that focuses on the application of security thinking to analyse threats originating from, and solutions based on, hardware and the physical layer. Topics to be covered include hardware trojans (creation and detection); hashing and encryption (hardware implementations); side-channel attacks; physically unclonable functions (authentication and true random number generators); identication of devices based on physical characteristics; and (time permitting) wireless spoofing and jamming (e.g. GPS and 802.11b).
At the conclusion of this course, students are expected to be able to