Gildas Avoine
Jean-Pierre Delesse
Steve Purser
Vincent Rijmen
Doug Tygar
  • Gildas Avoine (UCL in Louvain-la-Neuve), The Future Security Challenges in RFID.
    ABSTRACT: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) allows to identify and authenticate objects or subjects without any physical nor optical contact, using transponders - micro-circuits with an antenna - queried by readers through a radio frequency channel. This technology is one of the most promising of this decade and is already widely used in applications such as access cards, public transportation, payment cards, and passports. This success is partly due to the steadily decrease in both size and cost of passive transponders called tags. The shared enthusiasm for RFID makes people think that everything is do-able with any kind of RFID, especially with low-cost tags. Reality is a bit different. In particular, the characteristics of this technology - ubiquity, low-resource, wireless - open a security breach that should be seriously considered. After a brief introduction about the technology, we will focus in this talk on the security threats. We will propose a classification and show that victims are not only the end-users but they can also be the systems' owners. We will see what is possible today in terms of security and what are the future challenges we will have to address. Among others, we will consider the following topics: privacy, denial of service, relay attacks.

    Gildas Avoine is professor of cryptography and information security at the UCL in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), in the Department of Computing Science and Engineering. He launched in 2007 the Information Security Group (GSI), whose main research focus is security and privacy for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). Before joining the UCL, he was researcher at the MIT (USA) hosted by Ron Rivest in the CSAIL, and at the EPFL (Switzerland) in the LASEC headed by Serge Vaudenay, where he obtained a PhD degree in cryptography. Previously, he studied at the University of Caen (France) where he received a Bachelor degree in mathematics and Bachelor and Master degrees in computer science. Gildas Avoine is also an independent expert in cryptography and information security. He leads training and consulting for companies, especially in his favorite field that is RFID. Gildas Avoine founded the RFID security and privacy lounge, a scientific portal which 700 researchers are registered to.

  • Jean-Pierre Delesse (Renesas), Which security for the M2M eco-system?

    Jean Pierre Delesse is CEO and founder of Rhealtys, a consultancy services company for the Smart Security Industry; he was previously the Business Unit Director-Security-at Renesas Technology since 2003. Before Renesas, he was Group Executive, Global Account Manager, at Hitachi Europe, where he actively participated to the merge with Mitsubishi which formed Renesas Technology.
    Jean Pierre Delesse is a generalist engineer graduate from the Ecole des Mines d'Alès. He has been a member of the Steering Committee of Eurosmart since 2006 and is also the Convenor of the New Form Factor Working Group of the association. He is President of the Lennox Club regrouping 40 Executives from the French Electronic industry.

  • Steve Purser (ENISA), Security Challenges For Future Systems.

    Steve Purser was born in the UK and attended the universities of Bristol and East Anglia where he obtained a BSc. In Chemistry and a PhD in Chemical Physics respectively. He started work in 1985 in the area of software development, subsequently progressing to project management and consultancy roles. From 1993 to 2008, he occupied the role of Information Security Manager for a number of companies in the financial sector. Finally, he joined ENISA in December 2008 as Head of the Technical Department. He is currently responsible for all operational activities of ENISA. Steve is co-founder of the 'Club de Securité des Systèmes Informatiques au Luxembourg' (CLUSSIL) and is also the author of 'A Practical Guide to Managing Information Security' (Artech House, 2004).

  • Vincent Rijmen (K.U.Leuven), The first 10 years of Advanced Encryption.

    Vincent Rijmen (born 16 October 1970, in Leuven, near Brussels, Belgium) is a Belgian cryptographer and one of the designers of the Rijndael, the Advanced Encryption Standard. Rijmen is also the co-designer of the WHIRLPOOL cryptographic hash function, and the block ciphers Anubis, KHAZAD, Square, NOEKEON and SHARK.
    In 1993, Rijmen obtained a degree in electronics engineering at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U.Leuven). Afterwards, he was a PhD student at the ESAT/COSIC lab of the K.U.Leuven. In 1997, Rijmen finished his doctoral dissertation titled Cryptanalysis and design of iterated block ciphers.
    After his PhD he did postdoctoral work at the COSIC lab, on several occasions collaborating with Dr. Joan Daemen. One of their joint projects resulted in the algorithm Rijndael, which in October 2000 was selected by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) to become the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).
    Since 1 August 2001, Rijmen has been working as chief cryptographer with Cryptomathic. From 2001–2003, Rijmen was a visiting professor at the Institute for Applied Information Processing and Communications at Graz University of Technology (Austria), and a full professor there from 2004–2007. Since October 2007, Rijmen is an associate professor (hoofddocent) at K.U.Leuven, working once again with the COSIC lab.

  • Doug Tygar (UC Berkeley), Title available soon.

    Available soon.