Towards Secure Composition of Integrated Circuits and Electronic Systems: On the Role of EDA

Johann Knechtel, Elif Bilge Kavun, Francesco Regazzoni, Annelie Heuser, Anupam Chattopadhyay, Debdeep Mukhopadhyay, Soumyajit Dey, Yunsi Fei, Yaacov Belenky, Itamar Levi, Tim Guneysu, Patrick Schaumont, Ilia Polian

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Abstract

Modern electronic systems become evermore complex, yet remain modular, with integrated circuits (ICs) acting as versatile hardware components at their heart. Electronic design automation (EDA) for ICs has focused traditionally on power, performance, and area. However, given the rise of hardware-centric security threats, we believe that EDA must also adopt related notions like secure by design and secure composition of hardware. Despite various promising studies, we argue that some aspects still require more efforts, for example: effective means for compilation of assumptions and constraints for security schemes, all the way from the system level down to the bare metal; modeling, evaluation, and consideration of security-relevant metrics; or automated and holistic synthesis of various countermeasures, without inducing negative cross-effects.In this paper, we first introduce hardware security for the EDA community. Next we review prior (academic) art for EDA-driven security evaluation and implementation of countermeasures. We then discuss strategies and challenges for advancing research and development toward secure composition of circuits and systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2020 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, DATE 2020
EditorsGiorgio Di Natale, Cristiana Bolchini, Elena-Ioana Vatajelu
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages508-513
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783981926347
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event2020 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, DATE 2020 - Grenoble, France
Duration: 9 Mar 202013 Mar 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2020 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, DATE 2020

Conference

Conference2020 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, DATE 2020
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityGrenoble
Period9/03/2013/03/20

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