Logic Locking is a revolutionary technique for protecting Intellectual Property of Integrated Circuits from myriad security threats, such as reverse engineering, overbuilding, piracy, and hardware Trojan insertion. In this student-led Logic Locking Conquest Challenge, participants will attempt to attack designs locked with state-of-the-art methods. The 2020 challenge was a spotlight on Sequential Locking. Participants  provided with a selection of locked sequential designs (netlists) with varying complexity and key sizes.


competition timeline

Competition Details Released


Submission Deadline

TBA September 2021

Finalist Notification


Virtual Final Presentations 

10 - 12 November 2021

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 research & publications

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Benchmarking at the Frontier of Hardware Security: Lessons from Logic Locking

June 2020


2020 competition

Congratulations to our 2020 Finalists & Winners
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competition organizers

The Logic Locking Conquest is organized by Professor Ramesh Karri, researcher, Dr. Ben Tan, and PhD researcher, both from NYU CCS,  and Moshiur Rahman from the University of Florida. 

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Thank you to the National Science Foundation for their generous support of this competition