CERG Seminars are held in the Engineering Building on the GMU Fairfax campus unless noted otherwise. Parking is available in the Sandy Creek parking deck near the Engineering Building. Directions to the campus can be found here. The seminar talks are usually 45 to 60 minutes long and are open to the public. If you wish to be notified about future seminars, please send an e-mail to Jens-Peter Kaps.

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Fault Injection on Secure Boot

Jasper van Woudenberg, Chief Technology Officer North America, Riscure North America
Date: Friday, September 27th, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Location: Engineering Building, Room 2901

In this presentation, we cover how secure boot is typically implemented, and how fault injection is used to circumvent it. We explain how the different modes of faults work (power, EM, optical). Next, we discuss good and flawed countermeasures against fault injection. Finally, we extrapolate embedded system hardware attack progression by drawing parallels to state-of-the-art attacks on smart cards. (Full Announcement)

Crypto Evening

ECE 746 Advanced Cryptography, Project Presentations
Date: Tuesday, May 7th, 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM, Location: Engineering Building, Room 3202

Join us for an evening of exciting presentations by ECE 746 students. The exact schedule is posted here. Simrit Kaur Arora, Robert Lorentz, Yamini Ravishankar, and Aaron Hunter of our research group will be presenting. Please come over to cheer them on!