Infrastructure IP for Security: A Scalable Solution for Secure SoC
Modern system on chips (SoCs) are equipped with large number of security assets sprinkled across the constituent IP blocks and the interconnect fabric. These assets are of diverse nature ranging from cryptographic keys and programmable fuses to sensitive user data and firmware. In order to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of these assets in presence of possible attacks – both physical as well as through the software stack – the designers need to implement a set of security policies during SoC design process. These policies primarily relate to controlling accessibility of these assets and flow of information through them. Current industry practices in implementing these policies are often ad-hoc and lack a systematic infrastructure or process. In this project, we explore a novel SoC security architecture for efficient implementation of security policies using a systematic approach. The key idea is to develop a centralized and configurable infrastructure IP that implements the security policies and interacts with the IP blocks using standardized interfaces. We present several case studies on a realistic SoC model to demonstrate how the proposed plug-and-play infrastructure IP can provide a scalable solution to building secure SoC for the existing and emerging application space.
|Infrastructure IP for Security: A Scalable Solution for Secure SoC|
Friday, May 26, 2017, 1 p.m.–2 p.m. ET
Durham, NC, United States