Network security: protecting electronic circuits against physical attacks

photo_serure-ICSecure-IC is a spin-off of the Télécom Paris and Télécom Bretagne incubators specializing in the security of telecommunications networks. It markets solutions for securing embedded electronic systems. The electronic circuits which encode messages can suffer physical attacks and leak the security codes. So Secure-IC has developed a wide range of IP cores, which secure embedded systems from end to end of the network, in accordance with the requirements of its clients.  It also markets an advanced analysis platform, the “Smart-SIC Analyzer”, for testing the security of any embedded system of the chip card and integrated circuit type.
The innovative technologies developed by Secure-IC are the result of work undertaken by Télécom Paris’s Comelec department. Since 2003, researchers Jean-Luc Danger, Sylvain Guilley and Laurent Sauvage (the three co-founders of Secure-IC) have been designing security testing methods for the use of system designers, as well as design methods for manufacturing components which are resistant to physical attack. Five patents and 4 protected software programs developed by the research team are currently being used by Secure-IC.

In 2013, IMT, Secure-IC and Doremi set up a shared laboratory, the Secure Compression Lab. Secure-IC and Télécom-ParisTech are also developing, under the aegis of the DGA,  a processor that is secure both against physical attacks and cyber-attacks. At the Journées Carnot 2014, Jean-Luc Danger and his team won the FIEEC  first prize for Applied Research for their work which led to the creation of Secure-IC.

The company: Secure-IC is a start-up founded in 2010 by Jean-Luc Danger, Sylvain Guilley and Laurent Sauvage, and incubated by Télécom Paris and Télécom Bretagne.