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  • New Center Launched
    We are proud to announce the launch of CHEST – the Center for Hardware and Embedded Systems Security and Trust. With the support of the National Science Foundation, George Mason University, Northeastern University, the University of Connecticut, the University of Texas at Dallas, the University of Virginia, and Wright State University have creating this joint […]

Center Mission

The mission of the CHEST center is to address the research challenges that industry faces in the design, protection, and resilience of hardware from the security vulnerabilities associated with embedded hardware and embedded systems and develop the much needed workforce for government and industry.

Center Overview

The center is funded by a combination of National Science Foundation grants and memberships by industry and non-profit institutions. The funding at the 6 site universities supports research projects that are selected to address industry needs in the area of embedded systems security.

Areas of research include: hardware assurance, counterfeit detection, integrated circuit authentication, anti-reverse engineering and anti-tampering, secure communication protocols, formal verification, secure processor architectures, vulnerability analysis, infrastructure safety and resilience, and secure systems engineering.

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