Course Description

Short Course | 18 hours | 1.8 CEUs | $2,295

In this course students explore hardware hacking on embedded devices. Different types of embedded systems are analyzed: revealing the designs, components, security limits, and reverse-engineering challenges required to execute a hardware attack. Next the class explores hardware interfaces, ports and communication protocols, electrical signaling, tips for analyzing firmware images, and more. In the labs the student takes the role of the hacker, performing fault-injection, side-channel (SCA), and simple and differential power analysis (SPA/DPA) attacks on real devices.

Class will follow the text, The Hardware Hacking Handbook.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Embedded Security
  • Hardware Peripheral Interfaces
  • Identifying Components and Gathering Information
  • Fault Injection
    • Introduction to Fault Injection
    • How to inject Faults
    • Fault Injection Lab
  • Power Analysis
    • Introduction to Power Analysis
    • Simple Power Analysis
    • Differential Power Analysis
    • Advanced Power Analysis


Product Cybersecurity 101 or equivalent experience.


18 Hours | 3 Days or 6 nights

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Introduction to Hardware Hacking
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5:30PM to 8:30PM
Oct 28, 2024 to Nov 13, 2024
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