Security and Privacy

What are Security and Privacy?

Security and Privacy are critical aspects of modern life, given the increasing use of digital devices and the internet. Security refers to the measures taken to protect individuals and organizations from unauthorized access, theft, or damage to information, while privacy refers to the protection of personal information and the right to control the use of such information.

In the digital age, security and privacy are increasingly at risk due to cyber threats, such as hacking, phishing, malware, and other forms of cybercrime. Therefore, it is essential to adopt effective security measures to protect sensitive information from cyber threats.

Privacy is also a crucial issue, and individuals have the right to control how their personal information is used and shared. This includes data protection, confidentiality, and anonymity, as well as the right to be informed about how their data is being used and to have their data deleted when required.

In summary, security and privacy are vital aspects of modern life and require continuous efforts to ensure the protection of personal and sensitive information. It is essential to adopt effective security measures and policies to prevent unauthorized access to information, and to respect individuals’ right to privacy by adopting ethical data handling practices.

Security and Privacy Research @ ACPS Research Group

Hardware security and privacy are critical for ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of sensitive information in computing systems. Here are some emerging research areas in hardware security and privacy. Side-Channel Attacks: Side-channel attacks involve exploiting unintended channels of communication that leak sensitive information from a device, such as its power consumption, electromagnetic radiation, or acoustic emissions. ACPS research group focuses on developing hardware designs that are resistant to side-channel attacks or techniques to detect and mitigate them. Hardware Trojans: Hardware Trojans are malicious modifications to a device’s hardware that can compromise its security and privacy. ACPS research group focuses on developing techniques to detect and prevent hardware Trojans, such as using machine learning algorithms to analyze the behavior of a device and identify anomalous patterns. Hardware-Assisted Security and Privacy: Hardware-assisted security and privacy involves using hardware features to improve the security and privacy of computing systems, such as hardware-based encryption, secure boot, or memory isolation. ACPS research group focuses on developing new hardware-assisted security and privacy features that can address emerging threats and vulnerabilities.