Accession Number:

ADA623510

Title:

Design for Security Workshop

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Aug 2013-30 Sep 2014

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

114.0

Abstract:

Through sponsorship of the US Army Research Office, the University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute hosted a 1-day working meeting on the topic of Design for Security, July 23, 2014 at the Marina del Rey, CA location, where the primary focus was on electronics ASICs, FPGAs, COTS, etc. In the past decade, more and more fabrication of advanced ICs has migrated offshore, largely because of global economic pressures. Fabrication facilities dedicated to supporting the Department of Defense can no longer provide the performance, variety, and volume of ICs at the cost needed. Such trends have raised concerns regarding the reliance of U.S. defense systems on high-performance ICs and the potential vulnerabilities of these systems if fabricated andor developed offshore. While previous programs, such as DARPAs Trust in Integrated Circuits and Integrity and Reliability in Integrated Circuits, sought to address these concerns through hardware and design validation, the design perspective to explore what can be done during the design phase to increase the security of a system has not received equal attention. This workshop discussed how to incorporate security as a first-rate metric during the design flow, much like performance, area, and power and identified areas needing further investment.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards
  • Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE