报告题目：Hardware-Centric Internet of Things Security Solution
特邀专家：吴志强 教授 Wright State University
Dr. Zhiqiang Wu received his BS from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 1993, MS from Peking University in 1996, and PhD from Colorado State University in 2002, all in electrical engineering. He worked as a research engineer for Chinese Academy for Telecommunication Technologies (CATT) from 1996 to 1998. He also worked at West Virginia University Institute of Technology as an assistant professor from 2003 to 2005. He joined Wright State University in 2005 and currently serves as a full professor. He also serves as the co-director of the Center of Excellence on Sensor System Engineering of the state of Ohio. Dr. Wu is the author of national CDMA network management standard of China. He also co-authored one of the first books on multi-carrier transmission technologies for wireless communication. He has published more than 150 technical papers in journals and conferences. He has served as Chair of Acoustic Communication Interest Group of IEEE Technical Committee on Multimedia Communications. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Air Force Research Laboratory, Office of Naval Research, and NASA.
Security of IoT has received more and more interest in recent years, with the advance and deployment of IoT networks around the world. Normally, IoT nodes are powered by batteries and they are required to work a long time without recharging or replacing the battery. As a direct result, the computational power available on IoT nodes is strictly limited. Consequently, conventional security schemes and protocols on PC or cell phones cannot be directly applied to IoT devices. In this talk, we briefly present our recent work on a SOC-FPGA based IoT security solution that does not require high computational power. Specifically, we take advantage of the uniqueness of the hardware in FPGA of the IoT device and apply encryption based on this hardware-centric encryption key. By exploiting the hardware uniqueness as the encryption key, the security of the IoT device’s operating system and communication is guaranteed since no two hardware characteristics are identical, even if they are manufactured by the same manufacture from the same production line.