Modern Cybersecurity in IoT Devices

Led by Reza Azarderakhsh, Ph.D.

Reza Azarderakhsh, Ph.D.


As information and data become more available, the security aspects get more and more challenging. Security and cryptographic engineering require a combined skills on mathematics, computer science, and computer engineering to contribute to field. Bad implementations of cryptographic algorithms are always considered as a target to the attackers. On the other hand, performance metrics of security as an add-on is important for real-world devices. We train students to gain experience on efficient and secure implementations of cryptographic algorithms in various IoT devices in both hardware and software. They mainly will focus on implementing post-quantum cryptography (aka quantum-resistant cryptography) in small, embedded devices securely with resources being at premium. Post-quantum cryptography is one of the national interest topics that the US government is pushing it forward and there will be a lot of work and research opportunities at academia as well as industry.