Hands on Knowledge for Side Channel Attacks

Modul Number11863
Responsible Staff MemberDr. Ing. Dyka, Zoya
Direct contactElisabeth Vogel, M.Sc.
Language of Teaching / ExaminationEnglish
Teaching me­thodsLecture + Consultation + Practical training
Duration1 semester
Frequency of OfferEvery winter semester
Recommended PrerequisitesFirm knowledge of module:
ContentsEven for successfully applying basic side channel attacks such as „Simple Power Analysis“ or „Simple Electromagnetic Analysis“ knowledge in different areas is essential:
  • Thorough understanding of cryptographic algorithms
  • Good knowledge about measurement and
  • Analysis and evaluation tools
In this mdule the necessary skills will be taught theoretically first. Afterwards they are applied by the students in the crypto hardware laboratory of IHP (Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics). The devices used for practical training have been designed and manufactured at IHP. So there are AES and ECC implementations available for experiments. The power analysis will be based on pre-recorded simulation and measurement results.
Learning OutcomeThis module aims at providing basic knowledge – theoretical and practical – for successfully conducting side channel attacks.
Module ExaminationPrerequisite + Final Module Examination (MAP)
Assessment Mode for Module ExaminationPrerequisite:
  • Successful implementation of the experiments in the lab
Final module examination:
  • Final presentation of the experimental results including a short oral examination, 45-60 min.

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