QSP Labs


Inside the EMV protocol

Marios Omar Choudary
University Politehnica Bucharest
20.05.2016, 15:00-18:00
3W04 Seminar Room, ICT Building (2nd floor), Technikerstra├če 21a, Innsbruck

Lab Description

In this lab we shall explore in some detail the EMV protocol, which is used across most of the world for payment transactions when using a 'Chip and PIN' smartcard. We shall go through the basics of the protocol and then understand some of the things that can go wrong when implementing this protocol in practice. In particular, I shall explain some of the attacks that we discovered in Cambridge, which forced banks to update their systems and updated the security requirements.

Language: English
Structure: Presentation, interactive case studies
Maximal number of participants: 50
Required Skills: Basic computer science knowledge, Basic knowledge of cryptography (e.g. to be familiar with the acronyms DES and MAC), but not mandatory

About the Expert

Marios Omar Choudary completed his PhD within the Security Group at the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, under the supervision of Dr. Markus Kuhn. He is a lecturer at the Faculty of Computer Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest. His research interests include authentication, EMV security, applied cryptography, side-channel analysis and digital communications.