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Glossary

Trust and Security Terms and Acronyms for Hardware Engineers

Security used to be about systems and software. As threats evolve, hardware engineers also have to familiarize themselves with trust and security terms and acronyms. If you are a hardware engineer interested in hardware trust and security, be sure to bookmark this page. If you spot a mistake or have ideas for enhancements, please get in touch.


Side channel

Definition(s):

A channel that enables an attacker to violate information confidentiality. The attacker monitors the side effects of the activity of applications with higher privilege levels (e.g., power consumption and timing performances) to extract confidential information.


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