Design and implementation of a hardware entropy source

Topics: Cryptography, Random Number Generation

We are looking for possible solutions to generate a fair amount of cryptographically secure entropy data to support internal and external key generation and other cryptographic operations. The goal is to have an independent solution that could scale from a single test system to a multi datacenter solution. The task of the student includes: collect and summarize the possible solutions and corresponding documentations (research, blog, patents and so on); design a scalable solution viable for enterprise implementation; discuss the libraries and the technologies that the project would like to use; if possible implement the full hardware and software components; run and pass multiple types of statistical tests.

Maximum number of students: 1 student

Contact: Levente Buttyán (CrySyS Lab), External supervisor (Morgan Stanley)