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Application of ICmetrics for Embedded System Security

Zhai, Xiaojun, Appiah, Kofi, Ehsan, Shoaib, Hu, Huosheng, Gu, Dongbing, McDonald-Maier, Klaus D., Cheung, Wah M., Howells, Gareth (2013) Application of ICmetrics for Embedded System Security. In: Emerging Security Technologies (EST), 2013 Fourth International Conference on. . pp. 89-92. IEEE (doi:10.1109/EST.2013.21) (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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Abstract

Integrated Circuit Metrics (ICmetrics) technology is concerned with the extraction of measurable features of an embedded system, capable of uniquely identifying the system's behaviour. Any changes in these identifiers (profiles) during consequent devices' operation would signal about a possible safety or security breach within the electronic system. This paper explores the combination of program counter (PC) and Cycles per Instructions (CPI) of a processor core as a potential ICmetrics source for embedded system security. The use of this combination exhibits that while isolated PC values may not always generate a stable identifier (profile) for a device that would distinguish the device from the rest in a considered set, the PC and CPI sequences and frequencies in the execution flow may serve as suitable ICmetrics features.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/EST.2013.21
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Image and Information Engineering
Depositing User: Tina Thompson
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2014 08:39 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:40 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/41368 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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