PhD Thesis: Secure Industrial IoT

Infineon Technologies Austria AG
  • Graz
  • Diplomarbeit, Dissertation
  • Einsteiger
  • 20.6.2018

PhD Thesis: Secure Industrial IoT

At a glance

During the 3 years thesis sample system implentations in selected Industrial IoT (IIoT) use cases shall be built up ensuring system security by means of correct application of basic security components, role definitons and policies, especially in environments making use of Near Field Communication (NFC), wireless communication channels and mobile devices.

Quick info

Location
Graz

Entry level
Ph.D. Thesis

Job ID
24752

Start
immediately

Type
Full time

Contract
Temporary

Job description

When the internet was introduced decades ago, connecting the world was the main focus and security and privacy had to be brought in place much later after painful experience. For the Internet of Things (IoT) it was claimed many times that this should not be repeated.

Nevertheless, today many approaches with naive or incomplete security implementations can be observed.Infineon is offering a variety of products to support security in the IoT (http://www.infineon.com/iot-security-ebrochure/), mainly to ensure data integrity, device and user authenticity and confidentiality.

During the 3 years thesis sample system implentations in selected Industrial IoT (IoT) use cases shall be built up ensuring system security by means of correct application of basic security components, role definitons and policies, especially in environments making use of Near Field Communication (NFC), wireless communication channels and mobile devices.

Based on these implementations a valid projection to the future integration of new cryptographic protocols (e.g. including post quantum cryptography) and methods shall be investigated. Parts of the thesis work will be performed in the framework of the ECSEL project PRODUCTIVE4.0 - https://productive40.eu/ conducting research on user authentication and authorization mechanisms by means of two factor authentication protocols according to the fast IDentity Online (FIDO - https://fidoalliance.org/) standard and variants thereof.

Start: 01.02.2018
Duration: 3 years
Type of employment: Full-time (38.5 hrs/week)

Profile

We are looking for students with the willingness to work in a challenging environment in a highly motivated international team. This specific job is suitable for students with t echnical studies in the field of Computer Science or comparable with training on IT-/computer-security.

Furthermore, you should have experience in the following:

  • Programming in Java
  • C/C++
  • HDLs (VHDL/Verilog) as a plus
  • Good understanding of power-/energy-behaviour of integrated circuits
  • Knowledge in RFID and NFC systems
  • Know-how on secure implementation of cryptographic protocols (authentication, signature protocols, key exchange/establishment)
  • Experience with app programming for mobile operating systems (iOS, Android)
  • Fluent English is mandatory with German as a plus

Please attach the following documents to your application:

  • Motivation letter
  • Your CV
  • Copy of your final degree certificate if already available
  • Otherwise: copy of your latest study transcript
  • Copy of your final Matura certificate

This position is subject to the collective agreement for workers and employees in the electrical and electronics industry. The salary for this position is EUR 2.545,- gross p.m. (full-time basis).

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Chip Card & Security (CCS) addresses the need for reliable, fit-for-purpose and easy-to-use security solutions in an increasingly connected world. The Internet of Things (IoT), which enables communication and data exchange among people, electronic devices and infrastructure, is paving the way for new, user-centric services. These services hinge on reliable digital identification of users and devices, which is why data and IT security are number-one priorities at all critical IoT edge points. This applies across the full spectrum from conventional smart card and ID applications such as SIM and payment cards, to embedded controllers in security applications. Examples of this include the eCall system for contacting emergency services, which is due to become mandatory in the EU in all new vehicles from March 2018 onwards. Hardware-based security components protect electric systems by ensuring that only authorized devices can connect. As a leader in security technologies with 30 years of experience and in-depth system competence, our expertise extends along the entire value chain - from consulting and design to system integration and complementary services.

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