Introducing the Premier Textbook on Hardware Security

Hardware Security: A Hands-on Learning Approach features materials that can benefit upper-level engineering undergraduate students with majors in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, and biomedical engineering. This book provides a thorough overview of computer hardware, including the fundamentals of computer systems and the implications of security risks. It also includes discussions on the liability, safety and privacy implications of hardware and software security interaction and gives insights on a wide range of security, trust issues, and emerging attacks and protection mechanisms in the electronic hardware life-cycle, from design, fabrication, test, and distribution, to supply chain and deployment in the field.

Authors Dr. Swarup Bhunia and Dr. Mark Tehranipoor University of Florida bring in a wealth of knowledge stemming from there vast experience in the field of hardware security. This textbook is the result of 25 years of combined research and teaching  between Professors. Bhunia and Tehranipoor on hardware security. This book contains a robust suite of teaching ancillaries. “We are excited to develop the first-ever textbook on hardware security for students and researchers in academia, industry, and government. We hope that the book addresses a critical need in this area. The book is quite comprehensive and provides in-depth knowledge of attacks and countermeasures in this domain.” Said Professor Bhunia.

Example problems, presentation slides, hardware hacking experiments and more make this book attractive to many different readers. Users will be able to access schematic, layout and design files for a printed circuit board for hardware hacking (i.e., the HaHa board) that can be used by instructors to fabricate boards, a suite of videos that demonstrate different hardware vulnerabilities, hardware attacks, and countermeasures, and a detailed description and user manual for companion materials. “We are very confident that the readership will enjoy the content of the book. We hope to provide materials to instructors to help them develop hardware security course in their respective institutions.” Said Professor Tehranipoor. “This is a growing community – we hope this book contributes to training more students and researchers to engage further in this field and help inject new ideas to be explored within the community as hardware security attacks continue to be a major challenge to many different organizations.”