The Landscape of Analog Hardware Security

Due to the ubiquitous reliance on microelectronics for private, confidential, and sensitive data processing, the last decade has seen substantial investment into hardware security research. The vast majority of this has been directed towards highly digital systems such as processors, controllers, and FPGAs. This focus has left Analog, Mixed- Signal, and RF systems designers without an appreciation for the important security concerns resident in their systems. This talk will outline these new areas of security research, discussing the potential weaknesses inherent in them and the new strengths and opportunities these domains present. Additionally, the AFRL's research goals in these areas will be broadly summarized.