IT Hardware Security Engineer – Smartcards, APPLUS - LGAI DIVISION Barcelona
Applus+ is seeking an IT Hardware Security Engineer to participate in security evaluations in smartcards and Integrated Circuits.
This is a long term contract position working at the headquarters ITC security laboratory of Applus+ based in Bellaterra (Barcelona). It is important to note that some projects will be in collaboration with one of the site security laboratories that Applus+ has in Shanghai (China), so for this job position is also required travel availability.
We are hiring hardware security analyst with the aim of widen our hardware security team. He/She will be in charge of evaluations related to secure applications/platforms (as banking or identification) using the testing as a tool to investigate possible bugs or security warnings that can be exploited using Side-Channel or Fault analysis attacks. The candidate should have the following skills and knowledge:
- Strong background in Cryptography algorithms. (AES, DES, RSA, ECDSA…)
- Expertise in Side-Channel attacks (SPA, DPA, DEMA, SEMA, CPA, Timing…)
- Expertise in DFA attacks(Laser, glitches...)
- Knowledge in Smart Cards and HSM (Hardware Security Modules), specially hardware architecture design.
- Experience in programming (C, C++, Java..).
- Knowledge in banking security and related specifications.
- ISO 7816 and ISO14443.
- Knowledge in Common Criteria specifications.
- Knowledge in analog and digital signal processing and circuitry development experience for tools development.
High level of written and spoken English is required.
Report on Fault Diagnosis and Tolerance in Cryptography Workshop (FDTC 2011) September 28, 2011, Nara, Japan (ICW)
FDTC 2011 was held in Nara, on the 28-th of September 2011. The workshop attracted 117 participants from 10 countries, in descending order, from Asia, Europe and North America. The technical program included 12 papers: two invited presentations, and 10 regular papers, categorized into four sessions, that were selected from 18 submissions. Each paper was reviewed by at least 3 reviewers and detailed discussions were later conducted to reach final decisions. Most of the presentation slides for the technical sessions are now available on the workshop website. The workshop proceedings were published by IEEE CS Press and will soon be available on the IEEE Digital Library.
Ingrid Verbauwhede from Leuven University (Belgium) and Rob Bekkers from Brightsight (The Netherlands), delivered the two invited lectures on the topics "The Fault Attack Jungle – A Classification Model to Guide You" and "Fault Injection – A Fast Moving Target in Evaluations," respectively.
Junko Takahashi from NTT (Japan) and Sylvain Guilley from Telecom ParisTech (France), were the program co-chairs. David Naccache from Ecole Normale Supérieure (France) was the invited presentations chair.
We thank the sponsors for their generous support and contributions to the success of the conference, as well as Akashi Satoh for his continuous support of FDTC, and Tetsuya Izu and Yumi Sakemi for their tremendous help with the local arrangements.
Report on CHES 2011, Nara, Japan, Sept 28-Oct 1
CHES 2011 was held at Todai-ji Cultural Center, Nara, Japan,
from September 28 to October 1, 2011.
The program co-chairs were Bart Preneel and Tsuyoshi Takagi,
and the general chair was Akashi Satoh. CHES 2011 received
119 submissions from 26 different countries, and 32 papers
were selected for publication in the proceedings.
Two invited talks were given by Tetsuya Tominaga (NTT) and
Ernie Brickell (Intel) on the topics "Standardization Works
for Security of Electromagnetic Environment" and "Technologies
to Improve Platform Security", respectively.
The conference banquet and the rump session were held at
Hotel Nikko Nara on Friday evening. The best paper award
was also presented during the banquet to Michael Hutter
and Erich Wenger for their work "Fast Multi-Precision
Multiplication for Public-Key Cryptography on Embedded
All presentation slides for the technical sessions including
the invited talks and the rump session can be found on the
workshop website at
The workshop ended successfully on October 1, having
attracted 315 participants (60 being students), from
27 countries, mainly from Asia (162), Europe (98) and
North America (47). We thank the sponsors for their
generous support and contributions to the success of
Report on Public Key Cryptography 2011 (PKC), March 6-9, 2011, Taormina, Italy
The 14th IACR International Conference on Practice and Theory of
Public Key Cryptography (PKC'11) was held at the Hotel "Villa
Diodoro" in Taormina, Italy, on March 6--9, 2011. The organizing
committee included Rosario Gennaro (Program Chair), Nelly Fazio
and Antonio Nicolosi (General co-Chairs), and Dario Catalano
(Local Arrangements Chair).
The technical program featured 28 papers selected from 103
submissions, along with an invited lecture on "New Developments
in Leakage-Resilient Cryptography" by Vinod Vaikuntanathan of
Microsoft Research. The conference attracted 87 delegates
(including 21 students) from 21 countries, mainly from Europe
(50), Asia (17), North America (16). The social program included
an optional excursion to attend the closing day of the local
carnival celebrations (allegorical floats, costumed groups,
fireworks and the burning of King Carnival).
The generous support of the conference sponsors was also an
important factor for the success of the event, and is gratefully
Report on SAC 2011, Ontario, Canada (ICW)
International Conference on Selected Areas in Cryptography,
August 11-12, 2011,
Ryerson University Toronto, Ontario, Canada
SAC 2011 was held August 11-12, 2011 in the Department of Computer
Science, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. There were 72 participants
from 18 countries. Moreover, the conference had received 92 submissions
out of which 23 were accepted. The reception took place the night before
the conference started and the banquet dinner, which was held on the
first night of the conference, was located in The Trillium Ballroom of
the Atlantis Pavilions, a spectacular site on the waterfront of Lake
A digital version of the pre-proceedings was provided to the attendees
and was also available online on the website of the conference. Revised
versions of the accepted papers, along with two invited papers, are
going to appear in the proceedings of the conference published by
Springer. Kristin Lauter from Microsoft Research and Alfred Menezes from
University of Waterloo delivered two invited talks on the topics of
`Cryptographic Techniques for Securing the Cloud' and `Another Look at
The co-chairs were Ali Miri and Serge Vaudenay, and the publicity and
publication chair was Atefeh Mashatan who wish to gratefully acknowledge
the sponsors of SAC 2011, including the Faculty of Engineering,
Architecture, and Science and the Department of Computer Science Ryerson
University, Fields Institute, and Certicom, for their enthusiastic and