ResearchResearch AreasSecure Embedded Devices

Secure Embedded Devices

Leader: Prof Sridevan Parameswaran

Other staff members: Prof Arcot Sowmya, Prof. Andrew Dempster,  Dr Kevin Elphinstone

Analysis of cyber attacks, such as code injection attacks, power analysis, side channel attacks, cache based timing attacks and fault attacks and design of processors and circuits to combat these attacks. Future work will build on existing UNSW expertise in check point based code injection detection, random code injecting processors, checkpoint and recovery based fault correction, hardware and software solutions for information balancing in multiprocessors and, hardware and software techniques for cache timing obfuscation.

Satellite navigation systems such as GPS are increasingly being acknowledged as critical infrastructure. Protection against interference of all kinds - natural, accidental and intentional - is essential. In collaboration with ACESR (Prof. Andrew Dempster), research will be pursued into the geolocation of interferers to avoid "jamming", and countermeasures against the more sophisticated "spoofing", where the intention is to "take over" a GPS receiver.

Devices using biometric based person authentication are gaining widespread use (e.g., passports, driver’s licence, smart access cards) in the assurance of personal involvement in transactions. This project will integrate hardware (UNSW) and biometric capabilities (UNSW-Canberra) to develop such devices and investigate their vulnerability to imposter attacks including spoofing by biometric synthesis and blind reverse biometrics. Novel techniques will be developed for efficient and secure biometrics including intelligent multi-biometric fusion, liveness detection, cancellable biometrics.

CYBER SECURITY AND PRIVACY LABORATORY
SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
UNSW SYDNEY NSW 2052 AUSTRALIA TELEPHONE +61 2 9385 4329