My most recent research is involved in embedded security, specifically side-channel analysis and glitching attacks. You can see some of my publications listed from the Publications page.
I’m mostly know for starting the ChipWhisperer project, which I’ve talked about since 2013 when I gate a talk on low-cost power analysis techniques. ChipWhisperer has been widely used in the research (both academic & industrial) community – you can see a few hundred Google Scholar hits for example which is a good way to find papers using it.
I’ve been involved in a few specific research results as well, they are listed on the presentations page but a few more prominent ones:
- Attack on Philips Hue smart bulbs (using power analysis to recovery encryption keys), see Research Page, NYTimes article . Note some additional work (that I wasn’t involved in) made many of this vulnerabilities ‘real’ – see Eyal Itkin’s work.
- Attack using EMFI to exploit USB vulnerability, shown in Bitcoin Wallet, USB Key.
Previously I was fairly heavily involved in low-power wireless protocols, specifically IPv6 over low-power networks such as 6LoWPAN. Some of the results of my involvement in that were:
- Zigbee-IP Protocol development
- uIPv6 – World’s first small IPv6 stack (collaboration with many others)
- FIP – My Flexible IPv6 Stack
- Development of Wireshark dissectors for various protocols
- 6LoWPAN Sniffer & Packet Injector device (15dot4-tools)