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"IEEE 1500: Embedded core-based test standardWhy should I adopt it?" The IEEE standards committee has now developed a new standard, IEEE 1500, which defines an isolation mechanism for IPs (cores) whereby an IEEE 1500 wrapper can isolate cores for test and debug on a SoC. A panel session at the 23rd IEEE VLSI Test Symposium debated how and why the industry should adopt this new standard. The 11th IEEE International On-Line Testing Symposium (IOLTS 05) held a special panel session on the topic, "Online Testing for Secure Implementations: Design and Validation." The panelists discussed how online testing techniques can improve security and how to evaluate, at different stages in the design flow, the achieved level of security. The panelists raised such issues as fault-based and side-channel attacks, the need for secure and efficient DFT methodologies, and the need to better evaluate a given implementation's level of robustness.