Challenges and opportunities of security-aware EDA

  • The foundation of every digital system is based on hardware in which security, as a core service of many applications, should be deeply embedded. Unfortunately, the knowledge of system security and efficient hardware design is spread over different communities and, due to the complex and ever-evolving nature of hardware-based system security, state-of-the-art security is not always implemented in state-of-the-art hardware. However, automated security-aware hardware design seems to be a promising solution to bridge the gap between the different communities. In this work, we systematize state-of-the-art research with respect to security-aware Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and identify a modern security-aware EDA framework. As part of this work, we consider threats in the form of information flow, timing and power side channels, and fault injection, which are the fundamental building blocks of more complex hardware-based attacks. Based on the existing research, we provide important observations and research questions to guide future research in support of modern, holistic, and security-aware hardware design infrastructures.

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Author:Jakob FeldtkellerGND, Pascal SasdrichORCiDGND, Tim GüneysuORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):ACM Transactions on embedded computing systems
Publisher:Association for Computing Machinery
Place of publication:New York City, New York
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2024/03/01
Date of first Publication:2023/04/19
Publishing Institution:Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsbibliothek
Tag:Fault Injection Analysis; Hardware design; Information Flow Analysis; Side-Channel Analysis; computer aided design; electronic design automation
Issue:3, Artikel 43
First Page:43-1
Last Page:43-35
Dewey Decimal Classification:Allgemeines, Informatik, Informationswissenschaft / Informatik
open_access (DINI-Set):open_access
faculties:Fakultät für Informatik
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY 4.0 - Attribution 4.0 International