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JamesRyanKenny
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'Million Brokers' Problem
JamesRyanKenny   9/25/2014 8:53:17 AM
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We need to search for counterfeits and Trojans today because we frankly don't know where our semiconductors are coming from. This is a result of the large number of brokers, distributors, and sometimes byzantine manufacturing steps in modern semiconductors.

Research like this is needed to be sure, but we should always be mindful of where money is best spent: in hardware based research (things like fault injection, of course, address different security problems altogether), or in adding traceability and chain-of-custody tracking and verification in our supply chains.

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Re: 'Million Brokers' Problem
R_Colin_Johnson   9/25/2014 12:06:23 PM
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Yes, the traceability and chain-of-custody issue was discussed in my interview, but I believe this particular effort is focused more on making the chip designs more bullet proof.



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