Description and lab research areas
Security research is not just fun: it can have a real impact on keeping our society free and safe. The field of implementation security deals with studying the security of actual physical systems, both by attacking them and by proposing ways to defend against attacks. Even the best, most secure algorithm is useless if it’s not implemented carefully, and our job is to make sure that happens.
One main purpose of the Implementation Security Lab is to carry out side-channel attacks -– cyber attacks that allow the extraction of secret information from various devices by exploiting their precise physical behaviors (such as power consumption, electromagnetic emanations, heat or vibration). The lab, which is established with support from the Israeli Science Foundation and the Israeli National Cyber Security Bureau, is based on knowledge collected as part of the EU-funded project ECRYPT. In the lab we use highly sensitive measurement equipment such as oscilloscopes, wideband receivers and signal generators, and apply advanced techniques such as correlation power analysis, differential power analysis and template attacks to assess the impact of side-channel attacks by measuring the leakage of a target device, such as an IoT device, under test.
Required elements for research-based postdoc applications
Education: Graduate degree in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering. Experience outside academia will also be acknowledged.
Qualifications and experience: Looking for good communicators, who are willing both to learn and to teach.
Building 96, Room 301
Department of Software and Information Systems Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Beer-Sheva 8410501 Israel
+972 (74) 779-5122