Robert PrimasDipl.-Ing. BSc
Secure Systems, PhD Candidate
My research interests include practical aspects of information security such as constructing and attacking cryptographic implementations as well as more theoretic aspects such as designing cryptographic schemes that feature robustness against physical attacks in addition to cryptanalytic security. I co-designed ISAP, a lightweight authenticated cipher that is currently competing in the 2nd round of the NIST lightweight crypto standardization process and gives out-of-the-box strong guarantees against various kinds of physical attacks like fault injection and power analysis.
I currently teach a graduate course that focuses on implementing, as well as attacking cryptographic implementations. The hardware part of this course covers power analysis (DPA,SPA), fault attacks (DFA,SIFA), and corresponding countermeasure techniques such as redundant computation and masking. Students receive real hardware for conducting all these experiments.
- Embedded Security (lecture)