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Embedded Security Devices

Code 14508
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)
Scientific area Informatics
Entry requirements Java Programming Skills
Learning outcomes This course unit aims to introduce software development concepts and study the security mechanisms for embedded security devices such as Smart Cards in diverse environments such as telecommunications and application areas such as Commerce and Electronic Identification and reliable processing modules. It also aims to study security vulnerabilities in this type of device and gain experience in the analysis and implementation of protocols used in applications in different areas such as telecommunications and Electronic Payment Systems and Electronic Identification (E-ID) and Passports.

Syllabus Introduction to Security Devices, Mobile Telecommunications SIM and USIM, Smart Cards, Telecommunications Cards, Trusted Platform Module, Security Tokens.
Production Environment and Operating Systems for Smart Cards
Security Standards: FIPS and Common Criteria.
Data and Command Transmission for Smart Cards
Applications of Embedded Security Devices, Electronic Payment Systems and Electronic Identification (E-ID) and Passports. Security for Smart Cards
Introduction to Trusted Processing Platforms (TPM).
Development of Applets for Java Cards
Development of Middlewares and Applications for Java Cards
Main Bibliography Smart Card Applications: Design models for using and programming smart cards Wolfgang Rankl, Kenneth Cox ISBN: 978-0-470-05882-4, 2007
Java on Smart Cards:Programming and Security, Isabelle Attali, Thomas Jensen ISBN: 978-3-540-42167-2
Java Card Technology for Smart Cards, Zhiqun Chen, Addison-Wesley Professional, 2000, ISBN: 0-201-70329-7
Smart Cards, Tokens, Security and Applications, Keith Mayes, Markantonakis, Konstantinos, Springer; 2008 eISBN-10: 0387721975
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Continuous evaluation.
Preparation of a practical work plus a detailed report including literature review and brief discussion
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-01-28

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