Accession Number:

AD1009312

Title:

A Computer Scientist's Evaluation of Publically Available Hardware Trojan Benchmarks

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

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Report Date:

2015-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

165.0

Abstract:

Dr. Hassan Salmani and Dr. Mohammed Tehranipoor have developed a collection of publically available hardware Trojans, meant to be used as common benchmarks for the analysis of detection and mitigation techniques. In this thesis, we evaluate a selection of these Trojans from the perspective of a computer scientist with limited electrical engineering background. Note that this thesis is also intended to serve as a supplement to the existing documentation, since it provides a thorough description of each benchmark. This description presents a detailed analysis of each Trojans activation conditions and post-activation activity. In addition, we describe the difficulties we encountered in synthesizing and simulating each Trojan, and, where possible, provide solutions to those difficulties.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE