The Implementation Security group is one of the core groups forming the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security at the faculty of Computer Science in the Ruhr University Bochum. The group has been created in August 2022 in the context of the cluster of excellence CASA – “Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries”, headed by Prof. Dr. Amir Moradi.
The research focus of the group is on the security of implementations. A large part of our research is dedicated to hardware security, protection against physical attacks (side-channel analysis and fault-injection attacks), security analysis of real-world systems particularly internet of things, and efficient hardware and software implementation of cryptographic primitives. This includes various implementation platforms like ASICs, FPGAs, and micro-processors. The group offers important courses for both Bachelor and Master study programs in IT-Security as well Computer Engineering. The group typically consists of about 8 research assistants including PhD students and Postdocs as well as often external visiting researchers.