How Robust is Your Hardware Security Program?
TimeWednesday, July 13th3pm - 3:45pm PDT
LocationDAC Pavilion, Level 2 Exhibit Hall
Event Type
DAC Pavilion Panel
DescriptionEstablishing semiconductor security is a relatively new requirement. It is not just about inserting a hardware root of trust into the chip and trusting it to provide complete security assurance. It is also not another engineering task like validating functionality, timing, power, etc. that can simply be delegated to the R&D team. Security has many stakeholders ranging from marketing & product management, product security, engineering, and legal & compliance. As a result, building security into a chip is more than a technical problem and poses new organizational as well as process challenges. Establishing an effective and scalable security program starts with aligning the key stakeholders on the business objectives and continues with compiling them into technical requirements, validating their correct implementation throughout the design process and finally obtaining security signoff from all participants.

In this panel we discuss key technical, organizational, and process challenges encountered in the emerging field of semiconductor security and how to build an effective security program addressing them. The panelist includes security experts and practitioners with diverse backgrounds and from leading semiconductor design organizations.