PUFSec: Protecting physical unclonable functions using hardware isolation-based system security techniques

Mengmei Ye, Mehrdad Zaker Shahrak, Sheng Wei

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Abstract

This paper aims to address the security challenges on physical unclonable functions (PUFs) raised by modeling attacks and denial of service (DoS) attacks. We develop a hardware isolation-based secure architecture extension, namely PUFSec, to protect the target PUF from security compromises without modifying the internal PUF design. PUFSec achieves the security protection by physically isolating the PUF hardware and data from the attack surfaces accessible by the adversaries. Furthermore, we deploy strictly enforced security policies within PUFSec, which authenticate the incoming PUF challenges and prevent attackers from collecting sufficient PUF responses to issue modeling attacks or interfering with the PUF workflow to launch DoS attacks. We implement our PUFSec framework on a Xilinx SoC equipped with ARM processor. Our experimental results on the real hardware prove the enhanced security and the low performance and power overhead brought by PUFSec.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 Asian Hardware Oriented Security and Trust Symposium, AsianHOST 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages7-12
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538614211
DOIs
StatePublished - May 3 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2017 Asian Hardware Oriented Security and Trust Symposium, AsianHOST 2017 - Beijing, China
Duration: Oct 19 2017Oct 20 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2017 Asian Hardware Oriented Security and Trust Symposium, AsianHOST 2017
Volume2018-May

Other

Other2017 Asian Hardware Oriented Security and Trust Symposium, AsianHOST 2017
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period10/19/1710/20/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Ye, M., Shahrak, M. Z., & Wei, S. (2018). PUFSec: Protecting physical unclonable functions using hardware isolation-based system security techniques. In Proceedings of the 2017 Asian Hardware Oriented Security and Trust Symposium, AsianHOST 2017 (pp. 7-12). (Proceedings of the 2017 Asian Hardware Oriented Security and Trust Symposium, AsianHOST 2017; Vol. 2018-May). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/AsianHOST.2017.8353987