skip to content

Department of Computer Science and Technology

  • Senior Research Associate

Research

I work in the Hardware Security field on attack technologies and tamper-resistant processors. My Hardware Security Research is aimed at finding vulnerabilities, hidden functions and backdoors in silicon chips. Many new attack methods and techniques were developed by me in the past decade. Some of them were previously thought to be impossible.

Publications

Latest publications

Conference proceedings

  • Skorobogatov, S., 2017. How microprobing can attack encrypted memory
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1109/DSD.2017.69
  • Courbon, F., Skorobogatov, S. and Woods, C., 2016. Direct charge measurement in Floating Gate transistors of Flash EEPROM using Scanning Electron Microscopy Email a friend ISTFA 2016 Proceedings from the 42nd International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis,
  • Bond, M., Choudary, MO., Murdoch, SJ., Skorobogatov, S. and Anderson, R., 2015. Be Prepared: The EMV Preplay Attack IEEE Security and Privacy, v. 13
    Doi: 10.1109/MSP.2015.24
  • Skorobogatov, SP. and Woods, C., 2012. Breakthrough silicon scanning discovers backdoor in military chip
  • Skorobogatov, SP., 2009. Local Heating Attacks on Flash Memory Devices. HOST,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1109/HST.2009.5225028
  • Skorobogatov, S., 2006. Optically enhanced position-locked power analysis CRYPTOGRAPHIC HARDWARE AND EMBEDDED SYSTEMS - CHES 2006, PROCEEDINGS, v. 4249
  • Skorobogatov, S., 2005. Data remanence in flash memory devices CRYPTOGRAPHIC HARDWARE AND EMBEDDED SYSTEMS - CHES 2005, PROCEEDINGS, v. 3659
  • Skorobogatov, SP. and Anderson, RJ., 2002. Optical fault induction attacks CRYPTOGRAPHIC HARDWARE AND EMBEDDED SYSTEMS - CHES 2002, v. 2523
  • Samyde, D., Skorobogatov, SP., Anderson, RJ. and Quisquater, J-J., 2002. On a New Way to Read Data from Memory. IEEE Security in Storage Workshop,
    Doi: 10.1109/SISW.2002.1183512
  • Courbon, F., Skorobogatov, S. and Woods, C., Reverse engineering Flash EEPROM memories using Scanning Electron Microscopy CARDIS 2016: Smart Card Research and Advanced Applications,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54669-8_4
  • Skorobogatov, S., The bumpy road towards iPhone 5c NAND mirroring
  • Skorobogatov, SP., Hardware Security Implications of Reliability, Remanence and Recovery in Embedded Memory
  • Skorobogatov, SP., Optical Fault Masking Attacks
  • Skorobogatov, SP., Is Hardware Security prepared for unexpected discoveries? IEEE Xplore,
  • Skorobogatov, SP., Flash Memory 'Bumping' Attacks
  • Skorobogatov, S., Hardware Security Evaluation of MAX 10 FPGA
  • Skorobogatov, SP., Using Optical Emission Analysis for Estimating Contribution to Power Analysis
  • Skorobogatov, S., Compromising Devices Security via NVM Controller Vulnerability IEEE Xplore,
  • Skorobogatov, SP., Local Heating Attacks on Flash Memory Devices
  • Journal articles

  • Bond, M., Choudary, O., Murdoch, SJ., Skorobogatov, S. and Anderson, R., 2014. Chip and skim: Cloning EMV cards with the pre-play attack Proceedings - IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy,
    Doi: 10.1109/SP.2014.11
  • Skorobogatov, SP., 2011. Synchronization method for SCA and fault attacks Journal of Cryptographic Engineering (JCEN), v. 1
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/s13389-011-0004-0
  • Anderson, R., Bond, M., Clulow, J. and Skorobogatov, S., 2006. Cryptographic processors - A surrey P IEEE, v. 94
    Doi: 10.1109/JPROC.2005.862423
  • VESELOVSKII, VV., SKOROBOGATOV, SP., NOVIKOVA, MA. and MOISEENKOV, AM., 1990. SYNTHESIS OF ALPHA-MYRCENOL ACETATE AND PROPIONATE FROM ISOBUTENYLCARBINOL B ACAD SCI USSR CH+, v. 39
  • Skorobogatov, S., Deep dip teardown of tubeless insulin pump arXiv,
  • Book chapters

  • Skorobogatov, SP., 2011. Introduction to Hardware Security and Trust
  • Skorobogatov, SP., 2011. Physical Attacks and Tamper Resistance
  • Internet publications

  • Skorobogatov, SP., Home Page
  • Contact Details

    Room: 
    GE14
    Office address: 
    William Gates Building, 15 JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0FD
    Office phone: 
    +44 1223 7-63563
    Email: 

    sps32 (at) cam[.]ac[.]uk