Reconfigurable Hardware Root-of-Trust for Secure Edge Processing

Alan Ehret, Eliakin Del Rosario, Carsten Schwicking, Karen Gettings, Michel A. Kinsy

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Abstract

In this work, we introduce key security primitives for secure edge processing based on a reconfigurable hardware Root-of-Trust. We present a reference architecture, named RECORD SoC, that makes use of these security primitives. These modules can be configured to support a variety of security features, including isolated firmware, I/O access policies, and digital signature verification of an initially untrusted application. We demonstrate that a hardware root-of-Trust can be implemented flexibly and efficiently for an edge system vulnerable to physical access-based attacks, requiring only a 16.8% area overhead. Except for a one-Time application verification at startup, the security features we examine represent only 0.08% of the latency required to process a sample of sensor data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2021 IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference, HPEC 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665423694
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event2021 IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference, HPEC 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Sep 20 2021Sep 24 2021

Publication series

Name2021 IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference, HPEC 2021

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference, HPEC 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period9/20/219/24/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computational Mathematics

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