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  • Referenzpapier Vertrauenswürdige Elektronik

    Teil I: Definition, Bedrohungen und Bewertung von Lösungsansätzen

    Dr. Johann Heyszl, Prof. Dr. Georg Sigl, Andreas Seelos-Zankl, Dr. Matthias Hiller


  • VE-SAFE: Survey on the state of hardware security in Germany in 2021 and requirements for separate protection electronics

    As part of the VE-SAFE project, HTV conducted an online survey in the field of manufacturers of electronic devices from 13.08.2021 to 12.11.2021 in order to capture the situation of hardware security in Germany in 2021 and to identify user requirements for separate protection electronics funded in this project.


  • Vertrauenswürdige Elektronik – Top Thema im Fraunhofer-Magazin 3/2021

    Welchen Elektronik-Komponenten können wir vertrauen? Wie können Sicherheitslücken geschlossen werden?

    These and other questions are addressed in the current edition of Fraunhofer Magazine 3/2021 in the article “Technologische Souveränität-Wie die Wirtschaft wehrhafter wird” You can find the entire issue of the magazine HERE.


  • Radiointerview mit Roland Jancke zum Thema vertrauenswürdige Elektronik

    Im Rahmen der Sendung “Forschung aktuell – Computer und Kommunikation” am 16. Oktober 2021 hat der Deutschlandfunk ein Radiointerview mit Roland Jancke (Fraunhofer IIS-EAS) zum Thema vertrauenswürdige Elektronik mit dem Titel “Elektronische Hardware soll sicherer werden” veröffentlicht.
    Hören Sie das Interview unter folgendem Link: Experts warn of IT blackout


  • RISC-V Prozessor Core für funktionale Sicherheit

    RISC-V ist eine offene Befehlssatzarchitektur (ISA), die auf dem Designprinzip Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC) beruht. Die größten Stärken der Architektur liegen in der Modularität der Standard-Befehlsatzerweiterungen und der damit einhergenden Möglichkeit sehr anwendungsspezifische, performante und energieeffizienten Prozessoren entwickeln zu können. Im Whitepaper des Fraunhofer IPMS wird auf die allgemeinen Grundlagen der RISC-V Architektur und dessen Modularität eingegangen. Anschließend wird auf die Besonderheiten bei der Entwicklung von sicherheitskritischen eingebetteten Systemen und verschiedene Toolchains eingegangen. Abschließend wird eine Demoimplementierung vorgestellt.

    Click here for the whitepaper!


  • BMBF-gefördertes Projekt SAFE: Befragung zum Thema Hardwaresicherheit

    Help detail and optimize the current level of hardware security.

    Participate now!

    As part of the project "Prevention of Attacks on Electronic Systems through Innovative Multi-Sensor Technology" (VE-SAFE), HTV is conducting a survey of electronic device manufacturers to assess the state of hardware security in Germany in 2021.

    In diesem Verbundvorhaben VE-SAFE fördert das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) vom 01.03.2021 bis 29.02.2024 die Entwicklung einer Überwachungselektronik, die zusammen mit einer bislang ungeschützten Kundenelektronik in einer Leiterplatte vergossen werden kann, um Angriffe auf die Hardware zu erkennen und entsprechende Gegenmaßnahmen einzuleiten. Hersteller elektronischer Geräte sollen durch diese Sensorhülle zukünftig in der Lage sein, das Sicherheitsniveau ihrer elektronischen Baugruppen im Bereich der Hardwaresicherheit komfortabel und kostengünstig erhöhen zu können.


    Durch Ihre Teilnahme an dieser Befragung tragen Sie dazu bei, das aktuelle Sicherheitsniveau im Bereich der Hardwaresicherheit im Detail zu erfassen und schließlich zu optimieren.

    Jetzt an Befragung teilnehmen.


  • Trusted electronics at the Fraunhofer Solution Days 2021

    On 08 July 2021, the Fraunhofer Solution Days 2021 took place on the topic of Trusted and Quantum Computing. The Velektronik project was also involved with presentations. Dr.-Ing. Johann Heyszl from Fraunhofer AISEC reported in his lecture on the topic "Attack vector electronics: finding and fixing vulnerabilities".

    Afterwards, a panel discussion "Meet the Experts" on Trusted Electronics took place, with representatives of the edacentrum, Fraunhofer AISEC and the VDI/VDE-IT.

    All lectures and discussions are still available on demand for three months at the following link:

    https://www.fraunhofer.de/de/veranstaltungen-messen/messen/2021/solutiondays.html


  • Trusted electronics at the Silicon Saxony Day 2021

    At the 15th Silicon Saxony Day on 27.5.2021, a special session on the topic of "Trusted Electronics" was organised for the first time.

    We were represented with two contributions on Trusted Electronics. Dr Matthias Hiller (Fraunhofer AISEC) spoke about RISC V and Jörg Stephan (Fraunhofer GS VuE/FMD) presented the Velektronik platform. The presentations were recorded and are available under the following links.


  • Trust is better: Research project "Velektronik" creates networking platform for trusted electronics

    To use electronics safe and secure, we must understand where they come from, what they do, and how they are constructed. There are some technical solutions for trusted electronics, but there is still no consistent methodology for trustworthiness that sufficiently includes the entire value chain. The research project launched in March 2021 will start here.

    As the major project of the funding guideline for "Trusted Electronics (ZEUS)" of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Germany, a networking platform for trusted electronics is to be created as part of the research project "Velektronik", which will generate secure value chains as an interface between research and companies. The cooperation partners from the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and Leibniz Association in the Research Factory Microelectronics Germany (FMD) are working on this together with the edacentrum over the next three years in all areas of electronics development and production on solution concepts for trustworthy electronics

    An important step for technological sovereignty in Germany and Europe

    A future-oriented society depends on electronic components in all relevant technical application domains - whether in critical infrastructures, in Industry 4.0, in the automotive sector, or even in medical devices. People must rely on these to build trustworthy products, systems, and infrastructure on them. "Technological sovereignty means that, against the backdrop of a strongly internationalised value creation, we retain sovereignty over which concrete properties the electronic components of our products have," emphasises Johann Heyszl, head of the Hardware Security department at Fraunhofer AISEC and technical leader of the research project, adding: "This sustainably secures the innovation and competitiveness of German companies, especially SMEs."

    The entire value chain is addressed

    Electronics are trustworthy when they meet all our expectations of functionality and at the same time leave no backdoors or vulnerabilities open to attackers and manipulation. The emerging platform starts here and will take the entire value chain to deliver concrete solution concepts for trustworthy electronics. To this end, the partners will focus on creating a technological overview, contributions to the necessary standardization and building the network of research and industry, and the ultimate know-how. The results can then be used within the platform for further research projects and, above all, by industry. Direct practical relevance and strong industrial relevance and acceptance are ensured through an industry advisory board.

    The "Velektronik" platform is coordinated by the office of the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD). The overall coordination of the research project "Velektronik" is carried out by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Safety AISEC.

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    With more than 2000 scientists from the Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics and Leibniz FBH and IHP, the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD) is the largest and world's leading R&D association for microelectronics and nanoelectronics applications and systems.

    Coordination Platform Jörg Stephan | Forschungsfabrik Mikroelektronik Deutschland (FMD) |
    Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Straße 2 | 10178 Berlin | www.forschungsfabrik-mikroelektronik.de | |

    Editorial Akvile Zaludaite | Forschungsfabrik Mikroelektronik Deutschland (FMD) | Anna-Louisa-Karsch-Straße 2 | 10178 Berlin | www.forschungsfabrik-mikroelektronik.de | |