Paul Kocher, the Chief Scientist of Rambus’ Cryptography Research Division, will deliver a keynote presentation at DesignCon 2016 on Thursday, January 21 in Santa Clara, California. Additional keynote speakers include Al Eisaian, CEO, IntelinAir, Inc., and Pat Byrne, President, Tektronix.
“With an emphasis on education and peer-to-peer sharing among practicing engineers, DesignCon creates an atmosphere for learning about state-of-the-art design methodologies and technologies unlike anywhere else in the U.S,” conference organizers stated in a recent press release. “The keynote lineup for 2016 aims to cover the full engineering lifecycle, from concept and creativity to testing, securing and tips for entrepreneurial success.”
An acclaimed data security researcher and entrepreneur, Kocher is credited with co-authoring the widely-used SSL 3.0 standard, discovering side channel cryptanalysis, and leading the development of differential power analysis security countermeasures built into nearly 9 billion chips made annually. In 2014, Paul was inducted into the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame.
At DesignCon 2016, Kocher will explore the intersections of cryptography and data security with chip architectures in a special session titled “Silicon Foundations For Security.” More specifically, the chief scientist will highlight power analysis attacks as an example of how layers of abstraction can conceal security challenges, as well as discuss architectures aimed at scaling more securely.
Indeed, although the security capabilities and limitations of chips play a critical role in security, these foundations typically assume complex software will be bug-free. Thus, thus security failures are increasingly common in today’s complex and inter-connected products.
Interested in learning more about Paul Kocher’s security-related work at Rambus? You can check out our article archive about the chief scientist here.