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CMU CyLab Biometrics Center Named Finalist in 2015 Edison Awards

Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab Biometrics Lab has been named a finalist in this year’s Edison Awards in the category of Applied Technology.

Upcoming CyLab Event

Seminar: Building Secure Reliable Hardware Roots-of-Trust: Are PUFs Enough?

Date: April 6, 2015
Speaker: Ken Mai
Time & Location: April 6, 2015
Panther Hollow Room, CIC Building, Pittsburgh
Abstract: Hardware roots-of-trust are often regarded as the bedrock upon which the rest of the system securities lies. They perform basic security critical functions such as cryptographic key storage/generation, hardware and software authentication, secure data storage, and data encryption/hashing. Further, these blocks must be resistant to various forms of non-invasive and invasive attacks and tampering. We will examine the necessary features and characteristics of hardware roots-of-trust and if current technologies can meet those needs. Specifically, we will focus on the design and implementation of physical unclonable functions (PUFs) and whether they are suitable for hardware roots-of-trust.