Dynamic Polymorphic Reconfiguration for anti-tamper circuits

Roy Porter, Samuel J. Stone, Yong C. Kim, J. Todd McDonald, LaVern A. Starman
2009 2009 International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications  
The susceptibility of digital systems to tampering is of immense concern to military and commercial organizations. Current defenses against such techniques as reverse engineering and side channel analysis are limited and don't address the underlying vulnerable characteristics of digital circuits. In this paper, we propose a generalized defense methodology named Dynamic Polymorphic Reconfiguration that significantly reduces the probability of successful tampering. We achieve protection through
more » ... rgeted component hiding and the introduction of run-time autonomous defense adaptations. As a result, we establish the feasibility of self-protecting circuits.
doi:10.1109/fpl.2009.5272469 dblp:conf/fpl/PorterSKMS09 fatcat:fky76rqtsvf4hpk6winbykck54