ICRI-SC - Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Secure Computing

ICRI-SC

Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Secure Computing

The semiconductor manufacturer Intel and the Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt have initiated the Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Secure Computing (ICRI-SC). This institute is the first Intel collaborative research center for IT security outside the USA and is initially located at the Center for Advanced Security Research in Darmstadt (CASED).

In 2013, the University of Helsinki has joined the Institute. Prof. Asokan and team will focus on usable mobile security.

Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Secure Computing (ICRI-SC) will focus on “elevating the security assurance” of System on a Chip (SoC) platforms. Specifically, we place a strong emphasis on embedded and smart device (such as smartphones) segments of the SoC platform domain. We will explore several emerging usages (at sufficient depth) in order to understand the end-to-end frameworks for SoC security. The goal will be to map out threat profiles and generate security requirements that inform future SoC platform design. For each usage, we will analyze the corresponding threats and predominant vulnerabilities. Based on this analysis, we will propose new approaches to security, from architecture and cryptographic support to infrastructure features and policy frameworks. Our research areas reflect progression from analysis to the development of new technology approaches.