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Education and Innovation in Embedded Systems Design

USI Università della Svizzera italiana, USI Faculty of Informatics, Advanced Learning and Research Institute USI Università della Svizzera italiana USI Faculty of Informatics USI Advanced Learning and Research Institute

Trends and threats in cyber-security

Professor Langheinrich Marc
Wolf Stefan
Course program MSc
Year 2
Semester Spring
Category Elective
Academic year 2017/2018


The class focuses on cyber-security related issues, specifically around hardware security, system security, and privacy. In addition to core system security challenges, cyber-physical systems are particularly vulnerable to physical attacks, and their ubiquity makes privacy and anonymity a top end-user concern. Class topics thus include side channel attacks, hardware trojans, security protocols, network and web security, and privacy enhancing technology. A final section will look into future trends, such as quantum cryptography and post-quantum cryptography.


Handouts will be provided by the professor.