1. K-State home
  2. »CISA
  3. »Research
  4. »Systems Security

Center for Information and Systems Assurance

Center for Information and Systems Assurance

Kansas State University
2184 Engineering Hall
1701D Platt St.
Manhattan, KS 66506

785.532.7353 fax

Applied Cryptography

Dr. Munir and the Laboratory for Parallel Reconfigurable Architecture and Distributed Embedded Systems (PRADES) designed and tested a secure and dependable elliptic curve cryptosystem (ECC) processor that is resistant to timing analysis, power analysis, and fault analysis attacks. Dr. Amariucai and the Probabilistic and Information Theoretic Security (PITS) Laboratory developed practical protocols for non-traditional key establishment based on common randomness harvested from networking metadata in ad-hoc wireless networks. They have published work on perfectly secure key establishment, physically-unclonable functions (PUFs), procedural-bias-enhanced biometric user authentication. The lab exposed the discharge inversion effect (DIE) in SRAM-based PUFs, which has the potential to cause catastrophic failure in authentication or randomness generation. Dr. Vasserman and the SyNeSec lab have developed efficient methods for deniable group off-the-record (GOTR) messaging and new models for secure computation in precision agriculture.