Internship/Cryptographic Algorithms Reverse Engineering by Side-Channels Analysis (m/f)
Cassidian CyberSecurity Elancourt
European specialist in cyber security, Airbus Defence and Space mission is to protect companies, critical national infrastructures, as well as government and defence organisations against cyber threats. Its reliable and high performance security products and services are able to detect, analyse and neutralise the most sophisticated cyber-attacks.
Airbus Group is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2015, the Group - comprising Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters - generated revenues of € 64.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 136,600.
Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.
Description of the job
Airbus Defence and Space CyberSecurity (Elancourt) is looking for an intern (m/f) for a 6-month internship.
Within Airbus Defence and Space CyberSecurity, you will join the Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) as an intern.
Your role will be to respond to IT security incidents by providing all the services necessary to resolve the problems or assist with their resolution.
The team also issues security alerts describing vulnerabilities and viruses affecting software and hardware components, which can enable its customers to patch and update their systems very quickly.
As such, one of the CSIRT team's activities consists in performing the retro-engineering of firmwares. However, when CSIRT needs to extract a firmware in a component (e.g. micro-controller), it is possible for protections against writeback (fuses) to be activated, and this will hence render the extraction of the firmware impossible using conventional means. Very sophisticated means can be brought into play (e.g. reversal of fuse polarity by ultraviolet radiation), but the necessary material for this can be expensive, the process may required highly skilled personnel and the customer will not desire that an invasive process be performed on the system to be audited.
Another possible alternative is to perform cryptographic algorithms reverse engineering by side-channel analysis (Side-Channel Analysis for Reverse-Engineering, SCARE).
This internship will start on 1st March 2016 (subject to some flexibility).
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