Our mission is to advance maximum security against side-channel attacks across the entire computing spectrum. We accomplish this by offering a pre-silicon evaluation toolset built to test hardware designs against Differential Power Analysis and Fault Injection attacks and providing side-channel attack resistant IP Cores.
A key principle of digital security is to make defense so commonly inexpensive and offense so prohibitively expensive that attacks are no longer viable. However, in the case of side-channel attacks, the economics have a built-in cost differential that favors attackers over defenders.
As you can clearly see, the defender's strategic position is worse than the attacker's in almost all respects except one:- In a side-channel attack, the attacker only has access to the microchip; whereas the defender has access to the source design and source code. Unless defenders use this source access to their advantage, they will continue to play on the field that favors the attackers.
Our vision is to disrupt the security playing field in favor of defenders with tools that let them leverage their inherent advantage — knowledge of the source.