Security analysis of logic encryption against the most effective side-channel attack

DPA

Muhammad Yasin, Bodhisatwa Mazumdar, Sk Subidh Ali, Ozgur Sinanoglu

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    Abstract

    Logic encryption has recently gained interest as a countermeasure against IP piracy and reverse engineering attacks. A secret key is used to lock/encrypt an IC such that the IC will not be functional without being activated with the correct key. Existing attacks against logic encryption are of theoretical and/or algorithmic nature. In this paper, we evaluate for the first time the security of logic encryption against side-channel attacks. We present a differential power analysis attack against random and strong logic encryption techniques. The proposed attack is highly effective against random logic encryption, revealing more than 70% of the key bits correctly in 50% of the circuits. However, in the case of strong logic encryption, which exhibits an inherent DPA-resistance, the attack could reveal more than 50% of the key bits in only 25% of the circuits.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI and Nanotechnology Systems, DFTS 2015
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages97-102
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9781509003129
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Nov 2 2015
    Event28th IEEE International Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI and Nanotechnology Systems, DFTS 2015 - Amherst, United States
    Duration: Oct 12 2015Oct 14 2015

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    Other28th IEEE International Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI and Nanotechnology Systems, DFTS 2015
    CountryUnited States
    CityAmherst
    Period10/12/1510/14/15

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    Cryptography
    Networks (circuits)
    Reverse engineering
    Side channel attack

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Yasin, M., Mazumdar, B., Ali, S. S., & Sinanoglu, O. (2015). Security analysis of logic encryption against the most effective side-channel attack: DPA. In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI and Nanotechnology Systems, DFTS 2015 (pp. 97-102). [7315143] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/DFT.2015.7315143

    Security analysis of logic encryption against the most effective side-channel attack : DPA. / Yasin, Muhammad; Mazumdar, Bodhisatwa; Ali, Sk Subidh; Sinanoglu, Ozgur.

    Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI and Nanotechnology Systems, DFTS 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. p. 97-102 7315143.

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

    Yasin, M, Mazumdar, B, Ali, SS & Sinanoglu, O 2015, Security analysis of logic encryption against the most effective side-channel attack: DPA. in Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI and Nanotechnology Systems, DFTS 2015., 7315143, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 97-102, 28th IEEE International Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI and Nanotechnology Systems, DFTS 2015, Amherst, United States, 10/12/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/DFT.2015.7315143
    Yasin M, Mazumdar B, Ali SS, Sinanoglu O. Security analysis of logic encryption against the most effective side-channel attack: DPA. In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI and Nanotechnology Systems, DFTS 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2015. p. 97-102. 7315143 https://doi.org/10.1109/DFT.2015.7315143
    Yasin, Muhammad ; Mazumdar, Bodhisatwa ; Ali, Sk Subidh ; Sinanoglu, Ozgur. / Security analysis of logic encryption against the most effective side-channel attack : DPA. Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Defect and Fault Tolerance in VLSI and Nanotechnology Systems, DFTS 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. pp. 97-102
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