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Side channel power, the new security front

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Aug 23, 2016.

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    Side channels used to be avenues for cyber attacks. Today, one side channel has been elevated to a new front line for cyber defense, and it may go on to be a bulwark for the internet of things (IoT).

    "The limited testing we have done has been very successful," says Joe Cordaro, engineer at the Savannah River National Laboratory in Aiken, S.C.

    Cordaro is using a system that monitors a system's power side channel -- in other words, measures and analyzes the power consumed by any given device for the sake of ensuring security. His in-lab tests have looked for abnormalities in the functioning of programmable logic controllers.

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