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* Retrieved from Course syllabus IL1333 (Spring 2020–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Physical attacks and "tamper resistance" 
  • Side-channel attacks and countermeasures
  • Introduction to lightweight cryptography
  • Security for smart card and radio frequency identification tags (RFID-tags)
  • Design for physical unclonable functions (PUFs) and true random number generators
  • Personal integrity in the Internet-of-Things era

Intended learning outcomes

Having passed the course, the student shall be able to

  • describe state-of-the-art hardware security techniques and justify their applications and limitations
  • describe how the safety is guaranteed in an illustrating application
  • describe the threats against a system from hardware perspective and available countermeasures and apply the knowledge to choose an appropriate set of countermeasures for a certain threat assessment.
  • analyse and make a critical balance between the performance, cost and safety of the system and illustrate compromises that are available for design engineers of electronic and embedded systems
  • explain the need of hardware security primitives and justify advantages and disadvantages with the different primitives and choose an appropriate primitive for a specific application
  • use the knowledge to build a small electronic or embedded system for increased safety and explain how the safety is guaranteed in the system.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed course in digital design equivalent to IE1204/IE1205.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination

  • LABA - Laboratory work, 2,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • PROA - Project, 1,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TENA - Written exam, 4,0 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Profile picture Elena Dubrova

Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Course web IL1333

Offered by

EECS/Electrical Engineering

Main field of study

Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Elena Dubrova

Transitional regulations

Students who have taken but not completed the course are offered to complete those missing course components.

Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: http://www.kth.se/en/eecs/utbildning/hederskodex.