Andreas Gerstlauer on Team Awarded Top Pick in Hardware and Embedded Security 2021
WNCG professor Andreas Gerstlauer is part of a team of researchers from Texas ECE that was named a Top Pick in Hardware and Embedded Security 2021 by the IEEE Hardware Security and Trust Technical Committee (HSTTC). The award recognized their paper "Horizontal Side-Channel Vulnerabilities of Post-Quantum Key Exchange Protocols," a collaboration between Andreas Gerstlauer, Michael Orshansky, and Mohit Tiwari, all of Texas ECE, Aydin Aysu of North Carolina State University, and Youssef Tobah, a PhD student at The University of Michigan.
The paper proposed one of the first power side-channel attacks on post-quantum key exchange protocols and demonstrated a critical vulnerability in the implementation of two major protocols proposed for standardization. This in turn helped to inform the design of future power side-channel secure postquantum cryptographic systems. The paper was originally published in the 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST), where it was a Best Paper Award Finalist.
Top Picks in Hardware and Embedded Security awards are presented to the best and high impact recently published works in the area of hardware and embedded security. The works are selected from conference papers that have been published during the previous six years.