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Fast Secure Boot for Safety-critical Automotive applications

keywords AUTHENTICATION, AUTOMOTIVE, IDENTITY MANAGEMENT, SECURE BOOT, SECURITY

Reference persons STEFANO DI CARLO, ALESSANDRO SAVINO

External reference persons OBERT FRANCO

Research Groups DAUIN - GR-24 - SMILIES - reSilient coMputer archItectures and LIfE Sci

Thesis type APPLIED, APPLIED RESEARCH, EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH, HARDWARE DESIGN

Description The Secure Boot ensures that the authenticated program runs on the system. It is crucial verifying the execution code integrity to guarantee that no malicious software runs. This dominant technique has to pay a high cost in terms of time and processing power. Especially the computational time is critical in automotive safety-critical controllers. The reason is driven by the real-time requirements that give a limited time to complete the integrity check on the on-chip systemís memory. On one side, functional safety systems restrict security checks. On the other hand, the system shall guarantee high-security levels for its runs. The cryptography primitives are the main contributor that enlarge the bootstrap time even if hardware accelerators are in use. The student shall develop a Fast Secure Boot (FSB) that wonít be based on cryptography using advanced techniques, such as High performers Counter (HPC) and Machine Learning (ML), continuing to guarantee the same level of security reached by todayís standard Secure Boots.

Notes In collaboration with PUNCH Softronix


Deadline 28/11/2023      PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA




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