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Security of Software & Hardware Interfaces (SILM)

The purpose of the SILM workshop is to share experiences, tools, and methodologies to handle security in software/hardware interfaces. On one hand, we need to better assess the security guarantees provided by existing hardware architectures against software attacks, especially attacks against micro-architecture. This can be achieved by identifying new vulnerabilities using reverse engineering, fuzzing, or other attack approaches. On the other hand, we also need to propose new architectures offering better resilience against software attacks. Theses architectures should rely on hardware-based security mechanisms to protect the software stack. One of the challenges is to formally specify and verify the security guarantees offered by such architectures.

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