The 2020 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (including EuroUSEC 2020 and all other co-located workshops) is being rescheduled to September 7-11, 2020 in Genova, Italy. IEEE has been monitoring the developing COVID-19. The safety and well-being of IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy 2020 conference participants is our priority. After studying and evaluating the announcements, guidance, and news released by relevant national departments, we are rescheduling the conference dates from June 16-18, 2020 in Genova, Italy to September 7-11, 2020 in Genova, Italy. We thank you for your understanding.
Welcome to the 2nd edition of our workshop on the Security of Software / Hardware Interfaces. SILM 2020 will be co-located with the 5th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P 2020) and will take place in Genova (Italy), September 11th, 2020. This Workshop is organized as part of the SILM thematic semester funded by the French DGA and managed by Inria for the different partners.
It is becoming increasingly important to combine software and hardware aspects in order to take into account new software attacks. For example, hardware vulnerabilities such as Spectre or Meltdown can be exploited by purely
software attacks. Such attacks can be executed remotely and do not require physical access to the targeted hardware platform. On the other hand, hardware features can be used to better detect and respond to traditional software attacks, such as memory corruption. It is therefore necessary to study in depth the security of software/hardware interfaces, both in terms of attacks and defenses.
The purpose of the SILM workshop is to share experiences, tools, and methodologies to handle security in software/hardware interfaces. On one hand, we need to better assess the security guarantees provided by existing hardware architectures against software attacks, especially attacks against micro-architecture. This can be achieved by identifying new vulnerabilities using reverse engineering, fuzzing or other attack approaches. On the other hand, we also need to propose new architectures offering better resilience against software attacks. Theses architectures should rely on hardware-based security mechanisms to protect the software stack. One of the challenges is to formally specify and verify the security guarantees offered by such architectures.
The goal of this second edition of the SILM workshop is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government that work on the security of software/hardware interfaces.