Accession Number : ADA540827


Title :   Software and Critical Technology Protection Against Side-Channel Analysis Through Dynamic Hardware Obfuscation


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT


Personal Author(s) : Bochert, John R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a540827.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 158


Abstract : Side Channel Analysis (SCA) is a method by which an adversary can gather information about a processor by examining the activity being done on a microchip though the environment surrounding the chip. Side Channel Analysis attacks use SCA to attack a microcontroller when it is processing cryptographic code, and can allow an attacker to gain secret information, like a crypto-algorithm's key. The purpose of this thesis is to test proposed dynamic hardware methods to increase the hardware security of a microprocessor such that the software code being run on the microprocessor can be made more secure without having to change the code. This thesis uses the Java Optimized Processor (JOP) to identify and _x SCA vulnerabilities to give a processor running RSA or AES code more protection against SCA attacks.


Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , *SECURITY , *CRYPTOGRAPHY , MICROPROCESSORS , JAVA , THESES , CODING , PROTECTION , OPTIMIZATION


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Cybernetics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE