A Dynamic-Key Secure Scan Structure Against Scan-Based Side Channel and Memory Cold Boot Attacks

Chia Chi Wu, Man Hsuan Kuo, Kuen Jong Lee

研究成果: Conference contribution

2 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


Scan design is a universal design for test (DFT) technology to increase the observability and controllability of the circuits under test by using scan chains. However, it also leads to a potential security problem that attackers can use scan design as a backdoor to extract confidential information. Researchers have tried to address this problem by using secure scan structures that usually have some keys to confirm the identities of users. However, the traditional methods to store intermediate data or keys in memory are also under high risk of being attacked. In this paper, we propose a dynamic-key secure DFT structure that can defend scan-based and memory attacks without decreasing the system performance and the testability. The main idea is to build a scan design key generator that can generate the keys dynamically instead of storing and using keys in the circuit statically. Only specific patterns derived from the original test patterns are valid to construct the keys and hence the attackers cannot shift in any other patterns to extract correct internal response from the scan chains or retrieve the keys from memory. Analysis results show that the proposed method can achieve a very high security level and the security level will not decrease no matter how many guess rounds the attackers have tried due to the dynamic nature of our method.

主出版物標題Proceedings - 2018 IEEE 27th Asian Test Symposium, ATS 2018
發行者IEEE Computer Society
出版狀態Published - 2018 十二月 6
事件27th IEEE Asian Test Symposium, ATS 2018 - Hefei, China
持續時間: 2018 十月 152018 十月 18


名字Proceedings of the Asian Test Symposium


Other27th IEEE Asian Test Symposium, ATS 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

指紋 深入研究「A Dynamic-Key Secure Scan Structure Against Scan-Based Side Channel and Memory Cold Boot Attacks」主題。共同形成了獨特的指紋。