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Internship in Ultra-Low Power Cryptography for IoT Security

CSEM Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA

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Internship in Ultra-Low Power Cryptography for IoT Security

To start as soon as possible and for a duration of six months.

Ultra-low power systems (typically for applications in the Internet-of-things and wearables) embed increasing amounts of sensitive data calling for robust encryption methods. Designing robust and low-power security systems involve the design of many sub-blocks: encryption (e.g. AES, 3DES), secret key generation, cryptographically secure pseudo random number generators (CSPRNG), etc. While pure algorithmic attacks are generally not possible with state-of-art encryption algorithms, side-channel attacks (e.g. differential power attacks, DPA) might succeed in retrieving sensitive information from seemingly secure devices. Therefore, innovative countermeasure are also added to next generations of IoT devices.

Your mission

  • Design and simulate security components (e.g. AES, CSPRNG)
  • Evaluate these blocks against state-of-art recommendations (FIPS, NIST)
  • Evaluate the sensitivity of these blocks to power attacks through simulation, while extracting statistical characteristics from power traces
  • Design countermeasures for the above blocks and evaluate their benefit.

Your profile

  • Student in Microelectronics
  • Interest in cryptography and cryptanalysis
  • Understanding of digital integrated circuit design and electronic design in general.

We offer

CSEM offers a stimulating and multidisciplinary work environment with the opportunity to work with leading Swiss and international companies. You will have the opportunity to benefit from excellent social security conditions and to evolve within a multicultural company which clearly promotes an employee-driven culture.

We look forward to receiving your complete application file at jobs@csem.ch, mentioning ref. 'M121.2017-31' in the subject.

Preference will be given to professionals applying directly.



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