Hack@DAC: The DAC 2019 Hardware Security Contest

Hack@DAC is a hardware-security competition for students and industry experts. System-on-a-Chip (SoC) designers use third-party intellectual property (3PIP) cores and in-house IP cores to design SoCs. Trustworthiness of such SoCs is undermined by security bugs unintentionally introduced during integration of these IPs. Each SoC has its own defined usage scenario and corresponding security objectives. When exploited, a security weakness often results in compromise or bypass of at least one of the product security objectives. As it has been in the past attacks may lead to a system failure or deadlock , or create a side-channel to remotely access sensitive information (e.g., cryptographic keys), or gain privileged access to the system enabling them to bypass the security mechanisms in place and compromise the whole computing platform.

The goal of this competition is to develop practical and effective solutions and computer-aided tools to identify such vulnerabilities in buggy SoCs.

Registration ends on January 15, 2019. More details can be found at this link here.