Leti to Present Keynote on Security Challenges in the Internet of Things Era at DAC 2017 in Austin, Texas

 Along with Leti, List Will Demonstrate New Toolchain Solution

For Protecting Software Against Physical Attacks

GRENOBLE, France – June 14, 2017 – Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, will present a keynote address on embedded systems and the Challenges of the Emerging IoT Security Arena” at DAC 2017, the design automation conference at the Austin, Texas, Convention Center, June 18-22. 

At a time when the traditional world of embedded systems’ security is meeting the world of consumer electronics, the security and privacy constraints on the Internet of Things are stringent. Frequent attacks exploit objects’ security weaknesses by targeting the objects themselves, or associated systems and services, as well as the end users. The survival of this young industry depends heavily on how security technologies are integrated.

Leti’s presentation by Jacques Fournier, cybersecurity research program manager, will focus on how “traditional” embedded-system security is being reshaped because of constraints linked to the IoT. The keynote will present evolving approaches in hardware and software security from sensors to the cloud, touching on securing access to devices, interfaces between them and corresponding data content.

Leti’s cybersecurity expertise ranges from performing security tests to detect, identify and rate security weaknesses in integrated circuits, electronic devices and systems, to architecture analysis to identify potential weaknesses and propose improvements. It includes risk analysis using proven methodologies to identify and classify potential risks, and the definition and prototyping of hardware/software security solutions to improve resistance to attacks.

The presentation will be 10:30 am to 12 pm, June 19, in Ballroom G.

Along with Leti, List, a CEA Tech institute, will demonstrate its new toolchain solution to ensure software integrity against physical attacks at Leti’s booth, 1830. Known as Cogito, it is designed to protect cryptosystems, constrained embedded systems such as sensors, high-end embedded systems such as mobile devices and general purpose computing systems.

In addition, Leti’s Grenoble partner, Minalogic, a global innovation cluster for digital technologies, will highlight some of France’s EDA innovations at DAC. Minalogic President Philippe Magarshack, executive vice president at STMicroelectronics, will kick off the DAC 2017 Minalogic Showcase, 4-6 p.m., June 20, in Room 8C, second floor mezzanine. 

About Leti (France)

Leti, a technology research institute at CEA Tech, is a global leader in miniaturization technologies enabling smart, energy-efficient and secure solutions for industry. Founded in 1967, Leti pioneers micro-& nanotechnologies, tailoring differentiating applicative solutions for global companies, SMEs and startups. Leti tackles critical challenges in healthcare, energy and digital migration. From sensors to data processing and computing solutions, Leti’s multidisciplinary teams deliver solid expertise, leveraging world-class pre-industrialization facilities. With a staff of more than 1,900, a portfolio of 2,700 patents, 91,500 sq. ft. of cleanroom space and a clear IP policy, the institute is based in Grenoble, France, and has offices in Silicon Valley and Tokyo. Leti has launched 60 startups and is a member of the Carnot Institutes network. This year, the institute celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Follow us on www.leti-cea.comand @CEA_Leti.

About List (France)

List, a CEA Tech institute, carries out research on smart digital systems. Its R&D programs, all with potentially major economic and social implications, focus on advanced manufacturing, cyberphysical systems, artificial intelligence and technologies for digital patient. By developing cutting-edge technological research with applications in the industrial markets of transports, defense and security, manufacturing, energy and health, the List helps its industrial partners to enhance their competitiveness through innovation and technology transfer. Thanks to the quality of its partnership research, the List has been labeled Carnot Institute since 2006 (Institut Carnot TN@UPSaclay). More info: www-list.cea.fr/en | @CEA_List | LinkedIn.

CEA Tech is the technology research branch of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), a key player in innovative R&D, defence & security, nuclear energy, technological research for industry and fundamental science, identified by Thomson Reuters as the second most innovative research organization in the world. CEA Tech leverages a unique innovation-driven culture and unrivalled expertise to develop and disseminate new technologies for industry, helping to create high-end products and provide a competitive edge.

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