Publication: Trustworthy Hardware Design with Logic Locking 

Authors:
Šišejković, D.Leupers, R.
Book Title:
IFIP/IEEE 29th International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI-SOC)
Publisher:
IEEE
Date:
2021
DOI:
10.1109/VLSI-SoC53125.2021.9606998
hsb:
RWTH-2021-11840
Language:
English

Abstract

As the designated root of trust, hardware is undoubtedly the most critical layer to security in modern electronic systems. Protecting its integrity throughout the integrated circuit supply chain is of paramount importance. Logic locking has become a prominent tool to safeguard hardware against malicious design modifications. In this work, we introduce a comprehensive logic-locking framework that enables locking schemes for complex hardware designs. We further introduce new concepts in security metrics, locking policies, and attacks. Finally, we showcase the applicability of the framework through MiG-V—thefirst logic-locked processor available on the market.

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