The cyber security arms race continues

Categorie(s) : MINATEC, News, Research

Published : 1 October 2012

Leti’s cyber security research team recently presented the latest findings of its research into two attack mechanisms: lasers and electromagnetic disturbances. This 30-person team of experts has been looking specifically at hardware, now a prime target of cybercrime and, therefore, a cornerstone of enhanced security. The goal is to develop methods for keeping physical equipment—electrical devices, smart grids, and command and control systems—free from the ravages of cyber attacks.
To stay ahead in this “arms race,” the Leti team is looking at both cyber attacks—in order to better understand the threat—and system security. The team presented a new security method using physical unclonable functions to civil and military experts at Leti’s most recent Annual Review. This new method gives each physical structure a unique “signature,” thereby making it easier to detect clones.



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