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Is your smart hardware really secure?
Module designed and coordinated by Jean-Jacques Quisquater, Head of the UCL Crypto Group, University of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)

dates & Location:
2 days - September 24-25, 2009, Sophia-Antipolis (French Riviera)

Who should attend?
IT developers and architects, Security/IT managers, project managers, researchers and academics.

What will you learn?
This module is mainly devoted to the hardware (physical) and cryptographic security with a smooth side for software security. We assume that trainees know a little bit about smart cards (if no, contact us before the course, we will send you an introduction
to the field). The remaining parts are self-containing.

An effective methodology to handle the main problems will be described.

Key topics:
RFID security - cryptography - hardware.


Security is essential for smart card, RFID (contactless) and PUF (Physical Unclonable Function) devices mainly from the hardware and cryptographic views.

Hardware security is related to the problems of passive and active attacks and cryptographic security is related to the low resource requirements.

Physical devices are leaking information, including secret keys, passwords, aso, and it is important to know why, when and how to avoid it. Active attacks (faults) are also very important and we will address it.

A large part of the module will be devoted to RFID security and their applications including e-passports, tags for commerce and identification.

The module will also give the new flavors from the main conferences related to the security of secure devices, including CHES, CARDIS, E-SMART, CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, PKC, FSE... with direct applications for the industry and the design of secure devices including attacks and solutions against recent applications.


DAY 1: September 24th, 2009

9.00 am - 12.30 am
Introduction to Security of Smart Cards
François Koeune, UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

2.00 pm - 5.30 pm
Advanced Security for Smart Cards: from Theory to Practise
François-Xavier Standaert, UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

DAY 2: September 25th, 2009

9.00 am - 12.30 am
RFID and Contactless Cards Security
Gildas Avoine, UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
Introduction to the use of PUFs for Secure Key Storage and Anti-Counterfeiting
Pim TuylsIntrinsic-ID, Netherlands

3.45 pm - 4.45 pm
A panel
Jean-Jacques Quisquater, Pim Tuyls and others (to be confirmed)

4.45 pm - 5.30 pm
Smart Cards, RFID, PUF and Cryptography: Recent News about Security
Jean-Jacques Quisquater, Director of UCL Crypto Group, UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

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