In the context of the overall embedded System-on-Chip (SoC)/device security, security-awareness is therefore becoming a fundamental concept to be considered at each level of the design of future systems, and to be included as good engineering practice from the early stages of the design of software and hardware platforms. In fact, an attacker is more likely to address its attack to weak points of the system instead of trying to break by brute force some complex cryptographic algorithms or secure transmission protocols in order to access/decrypt the protected information. Networks-on-Chips (NoCs) should be considered in the secure-aware design process as well. In fact, the advantages in term of scalability, efficiency, and reliability given by the use of such a complex communication infrastructure may lead to new weaknesses in the system that can be critical and should be carefully studied and evaluated. On the other hand, NoCs can contribute to the overall security of the system, providing additional means to monitor system behavior and detect specific attacks. In fact, communication architectures can effectively react to security attacks by disallowing the offending communication transactions, or by notifying appropriate components of security violations.

Security in Networks-on-Chips

PALERMO, GIANLUCA;SILVANO, CRISTINA;SAMI, MARIAGIOVANNA
2008

Abstract

In the context of the overall embedded System-on-Chip (SoC)/device security, security-awareness is therefore becoming a fundamental concept to be considered at each level of the design of future systems, and to be included as good engineering practice from the early stages of the design of software and hardware platforms. In fact, an attacker is more likely to address its attack to weak points of the system instead of trying to break by brute force some complex cryptographic algorithms or secure transmission protocols in order to access/decrypt the protected information. Networks-on-Chips (NoCs) should be considered in the secure-aware design process as well. In fact, the advantages in term of scalability, efficiency, and reliability given by the use of such a complex communication infrastructure may lead to new weaknesses in the system that can be critical and should be carefully studied and evaluated. On the other hand, NoCs can contribute to the overall security of the system, providing additional means to monitor system behavior and detect specific attacks. In fact, communication architectures can effectively react to security attacks by disallowing the offending communication transactions, or by notifying appropriate components of security violations.
Networks-on-Chips: Theory and Practice
9781420079784
Computer Architectures Systems-on-Chips Networks-on-Chips Security
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