Adaptive Online Profiling Hardware for ICmetrics Based Security

Hopkins, Andrew B.T. and McDonald-Maier, Klaus D. and Papoutsis, Evangelos and Howells, Gareth (2008) Adaptive Online Profiling Hardware for ICmetrics Based Security. In: Third NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS-2008), June 22nd - 25th 2008, Noordwijk, The Netherlands. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Monitoring circuitry is presented that extracts properties and features from a complex system based on a System-on-Chip based device to support ICmetrics, a novel security concept that aims to uniquely identify and secure an embedded system based on its own behavioural identity. The circuits utilise a novel approach to profiling the instruction fetches and data accesses associated with each of the system's component software tasks so that a representation of their address distributions can be generated online when required. By using profiling circuits with adaptive allocation of counters and by exploiting existing debugging infrastructure circuits, the overall resource requirement is kept sufficiently low for real-world applications. Experimental results are provided to illustrate the nature of features that can be obtained.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics (see also: telecommunications),
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Image and Information Engineering
Depositing User: J. Harries
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2009 11:38
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2014 08:41
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