• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

The Side-Channel Analysis Course offers participants an in-depth understanding of hardware vulnerabilities and the techniques to analyze and mitigate side-channel leakages. Participants will learn how to identify and exploit various side-channels, including timing, power, electromagnetic emanation (EM), and micro-architectural vulnerabilities like SPECTRE, MELTDOWN, and FORESHADOW. Through practical demonstrations and hands-on exercises, participants will gain expertise in conducting side-channel analysis, assessing leakage risks, and implementing effective countermeasures to minimize unintended side-channel leakages in their products.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the fundamentals of side-channel attacks and their significance in cybersecurity.
  • Identify different types of side-channel leakage mechanisms and vulnerabilities.
  • Explore common cryptographic implementations and their susceptibility to side-channel analysis.
  • Learn techniques for collecting and analyzing side-channel data.
  • Develop skills in implementing countermeasures to mitigate side-channel attacks.
  • Examine real-world case studies of successful side-channel attacks and their impact.
  • Discuss ethical considerations and legal implications related to side-channel analysis in cybersecurity.
  • Collaborate on practical exercises and hands-on labs to apply side-channel analysis concepts.
  • Assess the state-of-the-art advancements in side-channel analysis research.
  • Gain insights into emerging trends and challenges in the field of side-channel analysis.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support
  • Exploitation Analysis
  • Network Services
  • Test and Evaluation
  • Threat Analysis