NYUAD in Potential Computer Chip Security Breakthrough

Abu Dhabi-based university develops logic-locked chip that represent significant development in securing technology hardware

Researchers at New York University Abu Dhabi’s (NYUAD) Design for Excellence (Dfx) lab say they have developed ‘logic-locked’ computer chips that are secured by a secret key so that only authorised users may utilise them, making them immune to reverse-engineering.

Most “smart” electronic devices contain a chip, from cell phones and computers to airplanes and medical devices, turning chip security into a subject of priority amid the broadening debate surrounding measures for cyber defence.

The new technology differs from traditional security features, typically implemented at the software or system levels.

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