Conference:Verification Futures 2016 (click here to see full programme)
Speaker:Richard Marshall, CEO
Presentation Title:Standards and Architecture Considerations for Secure Hardware Design and Verification
Abstract:This presentation considers the foundations of secure products in particular the need for true random number sources for nonce and key generation and product compliance with standards such as FIPS 140-2 and 186-4. With more customers, for example the mobile network operators mandating standards compliance, we go on to consider what independent tests are available to demonstrate standards compliance.  Consideration is also given to some of the architectural security verification challenges and looks at a brief case study on secure hardware for 3G/4G Small cells.

  • Considering the foundations of secure products and some of the relevant standards for IoT hardware security
  • What tests are available for validating security sub-systems such as random number generators
  • A brief case study on the choice of hardware for secure connected products such as 3G/4G Small Cells


Speaker Bio:Richard Marshall has worked in a variety of fields, focussing on cellular wireless and consumer products in the last twenty years, covering wireless local loop, powerline networking, set-top boxes, 3G/LTE Small Cells and now Internet of Things products.  He has worked for a variety of large multinational corporations such as Lucent Technologies and Sony, as well as being a founding team member in a number of start-ups. In the last startup Ubiquisys, which was acquired by Cisco in 2013, he was technology champion for their global secure activation and supply chain for their Small Cells. He now provides consultancy on product and design strategy, including security with emphasis on the IoT sector.
  • Presentations Slides: Pending
  • Video Presentation: Pending