By: Rachel Rose
Hardware is a part of every electronic device you use. Whether it’s a sensor in your car or a chip that controls the temperature within your house, it is vital that the systems that we rely on so heavily remain uncompromised. Until recently, cyber attacks were primarily targeted toward software, but they have now shifted toward the deeper layers of hardware, which poses new challenges to defenders. Instead of simply ensuring that the software is robustly secure, researchers now have to find ways to creatively secure the underlying hardware as well.
This is the primary focus of Dr. Jeyavijayan “JV” Rajendran, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University. [Read more…] about Why should hardware be protected from cyber attacks?