Detection of malicious hardware components in mobile platforms

Fatih Karabacak, Umit Ogras, Sule Ozev

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

11 Scopus citations

Abstract

Modern mobile platforms integrate hundreds of IP (intellectual property) cores from different vendors. Core vendors in turn outsource some of the hardware components, leading to a design hierarchy where parts of the hardware platform is open to numerous international vendors. To ensure correctness, design flows incorporate advanced testing and validation methodologies which guard against design bugs, random faults, and process-voltage-temperature variations. However, it is common practice to assume that hardware is trustworthy. Since multiple IP vendors and fabrication lines are involved in the product development process, it is becoming increasingly necessary to trust but verify the received devices both at production time and in the field. This paper presents a self-referencing hardware Trojan detection technique which does not depend on a trusted sample. Self-referencing is achieved using signal detection theory and band-limited nature of Trojan activity. The effectiveness of the proposed technique is demonstrated through experiments on a commercial system-on-chip and SPICE simulations under variety of practical scenarios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ISQED 2016
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages179-184
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509012138
DOIs
StatePublished - May 25 2016
Event17th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ISQED 2016 - Santa Clara, United States
Duration: Mar 15 2016Mar 16 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ISQED
Volume2016-May
ISSN (Print)1948-3287
ISSN (Electronic)1948-3295

Other

Other17th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, ISQED 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Clara
Period3/15/163/16/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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