Rambus and Riverside Research to co-host security workshop

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015.

Rambus’ Cryptography Research division and Riverside Research will be co-hosting a two-day workshop on identifying and preventing advanced security threats. The workshop – scheduled for November 18-19, 2015 – is targeted at hardware and software security developers with a focus on defense and government industries.


More specifically, technologists designing and testing tamper resistant systems for government and defense applications, mobile devices, financial systems, pay television, mass transit, secure ID and secure storage media are encouraged to attend the workshop.

Topics covered in the workshop are slated to include various types of side-channel analysis, such Simple Power Analysis (SPA) and Differential Power Analysis (DPA), as well as their electromagnetic analysis counterparts, SEMA and DEMA.

Participants will be given the opportunity to perform hands-on exercises to recover AES and RSA private keys. Live demos of side-channel attacks and analysis will also be performed on a mobile phone, ECC device and FPGA platform with Rambus’ DPA Workstation™. Additional lecture topics will include DPA countermeasures and testing for side-channel analysis vulnerabilities.

“Our security experts routinely provide technical tutorials, hands-on workshops and training seminars with facilitated discussion,” Kendra De Berti, a director at Rambus, told us. “Clients use our training to understand security-critical challenges and help project teams transition to new security problems. These sessions are typically 1-4 working days and can be conducted at a client’s location or at our San Francisco office.”

Interested in learning more? You can check out our security, education and training page here.