Asian Hardware Oriented Security and Trust Symposium (AsianHOST) is an annual symposium which aims to facilitate the rapid growth of hardware-based security research and development. Another goal of this conference is to help build hardware security community in Asian and Pacific area.
Given the current uncertainty with travel and event organization restrictions caused by COVID-19, it is not yet decided whether AsianHOST 2020 would be an online-only event, or would be organized physically. The organizers are closely monitoring the situation as it evolves, and will decide about the mode of the conference in due course In any case, AsianHOST 2020 will allow online presentation of accepted papers if the authors are unwilling/unable to undertake the travel, and the conference registration fee for the accepted paper would be adjusted accordingly.
Hardware has long been viewed as a trusted party supporting the whole computer system
and is often treated as an abstract layer running instructions passed through the software layer.
Historically, cybersecurity community believed that the integrated circuit (IC) supply chain is well protected.
However, the IC supply chain, which is now spread around the globe, has become more vulnerable to attacks than before.
The heavy reliance on third-party resources/services breeds security concerns and
invalidates the illusion that attackers cannot easily access the isolated IC supply chain.
Formal methods have been proven to be effective in security verification on hardware code.
Trustworthy hardware is also under development for the construction of the root-of-trust.
The intrinsic properties of existing and emerging devices, MOSFET, memristor, spintronics, etc.
are leveraged for security primitives and applications.
Another trend in the hardware security area is the development of security enhanced hardware infrastructure for system level protection.
The goal is to provide a fully operational software and hardware platform that ensures secure design, manufacturing,
and deployment of modern computer systems.
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