Announces Its First Annual Competition!
prides itself on establishing a newly coordinated field of knowledge on
hardware assurance and security. One way to make this a reality is the
establishment of the CHASE consortium. This consortium includes members
from industry who are interested in addressing the industry-wide
problems. It is thus with great excitement to announce that CHASE has
just finished its first annual competition. The CHASE consortium
members have evaluated and chosen the proposals they would like to
support. A large number of proposals were submitted by the CHASE
faculty and the consortium members reviewed the proposals internally
and voted on each proposal based on its metric and applicability to the
real world problems. After a careful deliberation, they decided the
following six proposals to be accepted for funding via the CHASE
membership fees. All members will have access to the results of these
projects as well as other federally sponsored projects in the center.
projects will be carried out in a collaborative environment in the
CHASE center. The first year project annual review will be held on
April 8, 2014 as part of the CHASE annual event at UCONN. CHASE annual
workshop will be scheduled on April 9-10 2014 (more information about
the workshop will be send out by early 2014).
Parts Defect Characterization (3 years), Lead: Prof. Domenic Forte
Defect Coverage Analysis (3 years), Lead: Prof. Mark Tehranipoor
- Advanced ID
Tags for Authentication of Integrated Circuits and Systems Using 3D
Quantum Imaging Concepts (2 years), Lead Prof. Bahram Javidi
Nano-Signature (ENS): A Novel Authentication Technology (2 years),
Lead: Prof. Mehdi Anwar
Untrusted COTS Integrated Circuits (2 years), Lead: Prof. John Chandy
- Gideon: A
High Performance HW Interface for Guaranteed Detection of Executed
Injected Malicious Code (2 years), Lead: Prof. Marten van Dijk.
If you are interested in becoming a member of CHASE or to
learn about CHASE membership benefits, please contact Prof. Mark
Tehranipoor at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Dr. Mark Tehranipoor's Article Appeard on IEEE SPECTRUM Cover, October 2013 Issue: The Hidden Dangers of Chop-Shop Electronics
counterfeiters sell old components as new, threatening both military
and commercial systems.
Spectrum Magazine- October 2013
On 17 August 2011,
Boeing warned the U.S. Navy that an ice-detection
module in the P-8A Poseidon, a new reconnaissance aircraft, contained a
“reworked part that should not have been put on the airplane originally
and should be replaced immediately.” In a message marked “Priority:
Critical,” the company blamed the part, a Xilinx field-programmable
gate array (FPGA), for the failure of the ice-detection module during a
How could this have happened? Xilinx, based in San Jose, Calif., is a
highly respected manufacturer of FPGAs, and Boeing bought the
ice-detection module containing the suspect part from BAE Systems, a
reputable British defense company. The trouble occurred somewhere in
the supply chain upstream from BAE, which wound through companies in
California, Florida, Japan, and China. However, retracing that FPGA’s
path led not to Xilinx but to a Chinese company called A Access
Electronics. It apparently had turned a quick profit by selling used
Xilinx parts as new. BAE ended up purchasing about 300 suspect FPGAs,
many of them untested. Fortunately, most had not yet been installed on
Read the article.
Annual Workshop on Hardware Assurance will be held on April 9-10, 2014
at the University of Connecticut.
Survey on the 6 Most Important Topics in Hardware Security
is conducting a survey on the six most important problems that we are
(will be) facing in the filed of Hardware Assurance and Security. We
are asking experts in this domain to take part in this survey. It
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