Professor Debdeep Mukhopadhyay, Dept of Computer Sc and Engg,
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India.
Title: Security of Things and their Low Cost Authenticated Interaction in the world of IoT


With the advent of Internet of Things (IoT) the need and challenges of security have increased manifold. While the “things” of the IoT have to be secured against adversaries and are fortified by conventional cryptography, they are the hot beds of the growingly menacing side channel attacks, which target weaknesses in implementations. On the other hand, cost is a major constraint for many of these devices and hence IoT devices are routinely being sold with proprietary authentication and security mechanisms, which can be subverted quite easily. This motivates the study of unconventional secured authentication and key establishment protocols using novel hardware primitives called Physically Unclonable Functions.

In this talk, we summarize research directions of Secured Embedded Architecture Laboratory (SEAL), IIT Kharagpur, India in the broad area of hardware security. Subsequently, we present an overview on side channel attacks, covering both hardware and software side channels. These vulnerabilities can be potentially used by skilled adversaries to compromise trusted executions which are considered to be the base of various emerging applications like automotive.Finally, we present an overview on PUFs and their usages in developing low-cost authentication suitable for IoT environments. In particular, we present designs being developed in SEAL using PUF based authentications which can also lead to key establishment without the need of Public-Key-Infrastructures, which are a major bottleneck for IoTs.


Debdeep Mukhopadhyay is currently a full Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, India. At IIT Kharagpur he initiated the Secured Embedded Architecture Laboratory (SEAL), with a focus on Embedded Security and Side Channel Attacks ( . Prior to this he worked as Associate Professor at IIT Kharagpur, visiting scientist at NTU Singapore, a visiting Associate Professor of NYU-Shanghai, Assistant Professor at IIT-Madras, and as Visiting Researcher at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, USA. He holds a PhD, an MS, and a B. Tech from IIT Kharagpur, India. Dr. Mukhopadhyay’s research interests are Cryptography, Hardware Security, and VLSI. His books include Fault Tolerant Architectures for Cryptography and Hardware Security (Springer), Cryptography and Network Security (Mc-Graw Hills), Hardware Security: Design, Threats, and Safeguards (CRC Press), and Timing Channels in Cryptography (Springer). He has written more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed conferences and journals and has collaborated with several Indian and Foreign Organizations. He has been in the program committee of several top International conferences and is an Associate Editor of the International Association of Crypto logic Research (IACR) Transactions of CHES,IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (IEEE TIFS), ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (ACM-TECS), ACM Journal of Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems (ACM JETC), Journal of Hardware and Systems Security, Journal of Cryptographic Engineering, Springer. He has given several invited talks in industry and academia, including tutorial talks at premier conferences like CHES, WIFS, VLSID.

Dr. Mukhopadhyay is the recipient of the prestigious Swarnajayanti DST Fellowship 2015-16, Data Security Council of India Award for Cyber Security Education, Young Scientist award from the Indian National Science Academy, the Young Engineer award from the Indian National Academy of Engineers, and is a Young Associate of the Indian Academy of Science. He was also awarded the Outstanding Young Faculty fellowship in 2011 from IIT Kharagpur, and the Techno-Inventor Best PhD award by the Indian Semiconductor Association. He has recently incubated a start-up on Hardware Security, ESP Pvt Ltd at IIT Kharagpur (