Yousef S. Iskander

Making Hardware Security and Trust the Next Market Differentiator
Dr. Yousef S. Iskander, Cisco
January 24th, 2018
JBHT 236






As attacks on communications equipment, critical infrastructure, and IoT devices have gotten more pervasive and sophisticated, the target of these attacks is moving down towards the hardware, a target previously believed too difficult and expensive to effectively compromise.  Cisco Systems is investing in systems security research and technologies to ensure the integrity and resiliency of our platforms.  Cisco's Advanced Security Research Group (ASRG) manages a portfolio of platform security research that is being integrated into Cisco’s engineering groups and processes.  An overview of the system security research program and Cisco’s security framework will be presented and how it will impact future products.


Short bio:

 Yousef S. Iskander is a Technical Leader with Cisco System's Advanced Security Research Group focusing on research in system and platform integrity in integrated circuits and logic designs.  Prior to joining Cisco, he held positions at Duke Energy, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and a DARPA-funded cyber-security startup working on DARPA’s TRUST and IRIS programs for Trojan detection in FPGAs.  Dr. Iskander holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech and is a Senior Member of the IEEE.