SUSHI: Sustainable Hardware Security
-An Interactive Workshop-

The desire for digital sovereignty, recent global semiconductor shortages and geopolitical interests are driving forces behind various worldwide initiatives to strengthen semiconductor technology and manufacturing on a national and regional basis. In this context, hardware security will play a vital role since hardware is at the heart of all computing systems, and insecure hardware will put critical systems and consequently, our society at risk.

However, in recent years, we are observing the discovery of a growing number of hardware design and implementation vulnerabilities that could be exploited by unprivileged software, leading to potential exposure of sensitive data or compromise of whole computing systems.  This new attack paradigm casts a long shadow on decades of research on system security and disrupts the traditional threat models that have mainly focused on software-only vulnerabilities and often assume that the underlying hardware is behaving correctly and is trustworthy.  Unfortunately, existing solutions are often ad-hoc, limited, inefficient, and address only specific problems.

The main goal of this workshop is to bring together international researchers and experts from academia, industry, and government to exchange knowledge and explore new ideas and research directions for tackling the challenges related but not limited to security-by-design for hardware, scalable assurance methodologies for hardware security and resilience, and security-aware electronic design automation that pave the way for establishing sustainable security for computing platforms.

Time and Venue

Date: November 4th

Location : Co-located with ICCAD'22, San Diego

Organizing Committee

Adam Cron, Synopsys

Jason Fung, Intel

Farianz Koushanfar, UC San Diego

Jeyavijayan Rajendran, Texas A&M

Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, TU Darmstadt

Steering Committee

Srini Devadas, MIT

Jeyavijayan Rajendran, Texas A&M

Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, TU Darmstadt
Johanna Sepulveda, Airbus

Cliff Wang, NSF


08:30 - 08:45

Opening Remarks

08:45 - 09:20

Deirdre Hanford, Chief Security Officer, Synopsys
Quantifiable Assurance: The Raw Data

09:20 - 09:45

Lance Joneckis, Idaho National Labs
Hardware Security in the Embedded Heterogenous Era

09:50 - 10:15


10:15 - 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 10:55

Gang Qu, NSF Program Manager & UMD
In Hardware We Trust? A Note on The Future of Hardware Security

11:00 - 11:25

Anand Rajan, Senior Director, Emerging Security Lab, Intel
Rosario Cammarota, Principal Engineer, Intel

Future of Trust

11:30 - 12:00

Daniel O'Loughlin, VP Engineering, Qualcomm
The Second Wave of Convergence

12:05 - 12:30

Michel Kinsy, Arizona State University
Trusted and Assured Microelectronics in a Distrustful World

12:35 - 12:55

Michael Bartock, NIST
Let's NIST Hardware Security .. together!

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:10

Jason Fung, Director, Offensive Security Research & Academic Research Engagement, Intel
Roadmap for Scalable Assurance: Are we Building World Wonders or World Class Landmarks Today?

14:10 - 14:20

Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, TU Darmstadt
Adaptable Hardware for Security: That's What Mr. Spock Would Do!

14:20 - 14:30

Farinaz Koushanfar, UCSD
Security of emerging AI-based CAD tools

14:30 - 14:40

Jeyavijayan Rajendran, Texas A&M University
The Role of AI in Hardware Security Education

14:40 - 14:50

Adam Cron, Distinguished Architect, Synopsys
Automating Security Analysis, Implementation, and Verification

14:50 - 15:15

Coffee Break

15:15 - 15:40

Dominic Rizzo, OpenTitan Tech Lead

15:45 - 16:10

Nicole Fern, Senior Security Analyst, Riscure
Addressing Side-channel and Fault Injection Attacks more Sustainably by Leveraging Pre-Silicon Simulation

16:15 - 16:45

Stjepan Picek, Radboud University
Ask not what AI can do for Hardware Security but what Hardware Security can do for AI!

16:45 - 18:00

"SUSHI & CHIPS: The Chips Act and the Vital Role of Sustainable Hardware Security"

Moderator: Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, TU Darmstadt
Paula Dewitte, Texas A&M University
Nicole Fern, Senior Security Analyst, Riscure
Houman Homayoun, UC Davis
Ian Land, Synopsys
Daniel O'Loughlin, VP Engineering, Qualcomm
Saman Zonouz, Georgia Institute of Technology

18:00 - 18:15

Closing Remarks

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