Ronan Lashermes

Title : « Fault Injection Attacks ».

Keywords: « Physical attacks, EM fault injection, Software vulnerabilities ».

What happens if your program is not executed as it should, if some instructions are not executed? Here comes the world of fault injection attacks, where all your assumptions on the adversary\’s capabilities tumble down. Fault attacks have mainly been used to break cryptographic algorithms in the past, but we will see how they can also be used in relation with software attacks against embedded systems (Phones, IoT, set-top boxes…). Of course, what we can do to protect ourselves will be discussed. Finally, we will try to analyze some pieces of software to spot vulnerabilities wrt fault attacks and discuss what can be automated by tools and what would be hard to achieve automatically.


  • Tuesday Social Event
  • A Welcome Cocktail is offered Tuesday Night
  • Wednesday Social Event I
  • A cruise around St-Malo is organized on Wednesday After-noon. More details here !
  • Wednesday Social Event II
  • The Conference Gala Dinner and the Best Paper Awards will take place in the Casino on Wednesday evening. More details here !
  • Program is Online
  • The initial draft program of the conference is online. Please have a look at it here !

Important Dates

Conference date/place:
19th-21st September, 2016, Dinard, France.

Submission deadline:
June 23rd, 2017

Deadline for short papers and posters:
July 6th, 2017

Acceptance Notification:
July 28th, 2017

Camera ready:
August 20th, 2017
(Firm Deadline)