Dr.-Ing. Pawel Swierczynski

  • Former Assistant - Chair Embedded Security
Swierczynski, Pawel

Address

Dept. of Electr. Eng. and In­for­ma­ti­on Technology
Uni­ver­si­täts­str. 150
44780 Bochum
Germany

Email:
pawel.swierczynski@rub.de PGP key

Vita

  • Since 01/2013: Researcher at the Embedded Security Group at the Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 10/2010 - 01/2013: Master of Science in IT-Security at the Ruhr-University of Bochum
  • 10/2007 - 10/2010: Bachelor of Science in IT-Security at the Ruhr-University of Bochum

Research

I mainly explore whether and how hardware structures of SRAM-based FPGAs can be practically exploited to bypass its security mechanisms. My research includes

  • FPGA Trojans
  • FPGA key recovery techniques
  • Security of FPGA Bitstream Encryption schemes

Publications

2019
Insights into the mind of a trojan designer: the challenge to integrate a trojan into the bitstream

Maik Ender, Pawel Swierczynski, Sebastian Wallat, Matthias Wilhelm, Paul Knopp, Chris­tof Paar - In Proceedings of the 24th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASPDAC '19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 112-119.

2018
HAL—The Missing Piece of the Puzzle for Hardware Reverse Engineering, Trojan Detection and Insertion

Marc Fyrbiak, Sebastian Wallat, Pawel Swierczynski, Max Hoffmann, Sebastian Hoppach, Mathias Wilhelm, Tobias Weidlich, Russell Tessier, Chris­tof Paar - IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (to appear)

Bitstream Fault Injections (BiFI) - Automated Fault Attacks against SRAM-based FPGAs

Pawel Swierczynski, Georg T. Becker, Amir Moradi, Chris­tof Paar - IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 67, no. 3, pp. 348-360, 2018.

2016
Interdiction in Practice – Hardware Trojan Against a High-Security USB Flash Drive

Pawel Swierczynski, Marc Fyrbiak, Philipp Koppe, Amir Moradi, Chris­tof Paar - Journal of Cryptographic Engineering, Springer, June 2016.

2015
Protecting against Cryptographic Trojans in FPGAs

Pawel Swierczynski, Marc Fyrbiak, Chris­tof Paar, Christophe Huriaux, Russell Tessier - In the Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines, Vancouver, British Columbia, May 2015.

FPGA Trojans through Detecting and Weakening of Cryptographic Primitives

Pawel Swierczynski, Marc Fyrbiak, Philipp Koppe, Chris­tof Paar - IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, Volume PP Issue 99, February 2015.

2014
Physical Security Evaluation of the Bitstream Encryption Mechanism of Altera Stratix II and Stratix III FPGAs

Pawel Swierczynski, Amir Moradi, David Oswald, Chris­tof Paar - ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems (TRETS), Volume 7 Issue 4, December 2014.

2013
Keccak und der SHA-2

Pawel Swierczynski, Gregor Leander, Chris­tof Paar - DuD - Da­ten­schutz und Da­ten­si­cher­heit Aus­ga­be 11/2013

Side-Channel Attacks on the Bitstream Encryption Mechanism of Altera Stratix II - Facilitating Black-Box Analysis using Software Reverse-Engineering

Amir Moradi, David Oswald, Chris­tof Paar, Pawel Swierczynski - 21st ACM/SIGDA International Symposium on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays- FPGA 2013, pages 91-100, February 11 - 13. ACM, 2013.

SHA-3 - Portierung auf einer ATmega163 Smartcard

Pawel Swierczynski, Chris­tof Paar - 23. SMARTCARD-WORKSHOP, Tagungsband, Darmstadt, 6/7. Februar 2013.