SECRET: Smartly EnCRypted Energy EfficienT Non-Volatile Memories

Abstract: Security vulnerabilities arising from data persistence in NVMs necessitate memory encryption to ensure data security. This talk describes Smartly EnCRypted Energy efficienT (SECRET) NVMs, which synergistically integrate zero-based partial writes with XOR-based energy masking to realize low-overhead NVM encryption, without compromising data security. SECRET outperforms state-of-the-art NVM security solutions, with the lowest write energy/latency, as well as the highest lifetime.

Bio: Shivam Swami is a PhD student in the department of ECE at the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests are primarily in the field of computer architecture with a focus on security, reliability, and performance of emerging non-volatile memories. He obtained his M.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, where he worked on thermal-aware 3D network-on-chip design. He is expected to graduate next year and is available for internship.