A PUF-based cryptographic security solution for IoT systems on chip

Balan, Alexandra and Balan, Titus and Cirstea, Marcian and Sandu, Florin (2020) A PUF-based cryptographic security solution for IoT systems on chip. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, 2020. p. 231. ISSN 1687-1499

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13638-020-01839-6


The integration of multicore processors and peripherals from multiple intellectual property core providers as hardware components of IoT multiprocessor systems-on-chip (SoC) represents a source of security vulnerabilities for the in-chip communication. This paper describes the concept and the practical results of a SoC security implementation that is illustrative for IoT applications. The mechanism employed in this approach uses physically unclonable functions (PUF) and symmetric cryptography in order to encrypt the transferred messages within the SoC between the microprocessor and its peripherals. The mechanism is experimentally validated at FPGA level, the paper describing also an implementation scenario for an IoT ARM based device.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: FPGA, Security, Internet of Things, Hardware Trojans, Cryptography, PUF, Electronic Systems, IoT
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Engineering
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2020 14:08
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:52
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/706033

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