While there has been significant work in digital systems security, AMS security is nascent. To jumpstart research in this area, we invite the community to participate in the first Hack-AMS: RF, Analog, and Mixed-Signal Circuits Security Challenge.

The goal of Hack-AMS 2018 is to develop novel attacks on systems exploiting AMS vulnerabilities. Participants are tasked with describing/demonstrating one or more AMS-based attacks, involving all classes of AMS security concerns, such as counterfeit parts, hardware Trojans, information leakage via side channels, IP piracy. Threats uniquely applicable to AMS are highly encouraged.

Hack-AMS is organized by Arizona State University, Purdue University, and NYU Tandon School of Engineering for the US-Canada region as part of the annual NYU CSAW’18 global conference.


  • CSAW US-Canada - hosted by NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Summary of Deadlines

Team Registration & Qualification Round reports: September 21, 2018, 11:59 PM ET

Deadline extended until September 28, 7:59 PM ET (23:59 UTC)

Finalist Notification: by October 6, 2018

Final Reports & Presentations: November 1, 2018, 5:00 PM EST

Onsite Demonstrations: November 8 - 10, 2018


Student Leads + Faculty Advisors

Rules & Guidelines

Competition eligibility


Awards given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place