Hardware Security Cores for Content Protection



Abstract

Requirements for content protection  are changing, as consumers want more flexibility in watching a wide range of content and as attack vectors change in response to new technologies. Embedding strong content protection hardware in device chipsets meets these challenges and  meets new industry requirements for protecting premium content. Hardware security cores can work flexibly with both DRM and CAS software and provide a strong backstop to software security. Hardware security cores from multiple vendors are available in a range of devices currently in production and will only increase in availability and use. This talk will provide an overview of hardware security cores and how they can be used to protect content.

Speaker Bio  Ben Levine, Director, CRI

Benjamin Levine is the Technical Director for Secure Semiconductor Solutions at Cryptography Research Inc. in San Francisco, where he has worked since 2008. His focus is on hardware security cores for content protection applications. He was previously Director of Engineering at Rapport, a fabless semiconductor startup producing massively parallel reconfigurable processors for signal, image, and video processing. Before his work in industry he served as research faculty at Carnegie Mellon University and was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.