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A practical proposal for ensuring the provenance of hardware devices and their safe operation

Kovalchuk, Yevgeniya, Howells, Gareth, Hu, Huosheng, Gu, Dongbing, McDonald-Maier, Klaus D. (2012) A practical proposal for ensuring the provenance of hardware devices and their safe operation. In: The 7th International IET System Safety Conference, incorporating the Cyber Security Conference, 15-18 Oct 2012, Edinburgh, UK. (doi:10.1049/cp.2012.1500) (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

This paper presents a novel technique, termed ICmetrics (Integrated Circuit metrics), that can be used for the purposes of generating encryption keys, electronic signatures, detecting attempts of frauds, or preventing malfunction of hardware components and systems. The ICmetrics technology is based on employment of measurable features derived from characteristics of a given electronic device in order to generate an identifier that uniquely determines or describes the device. Any changes in the identifier during consequent device's operation would signal about a possible safety or security breach within the electronic system. After a detailed overview of the ICmetrics technology and comparing it to the alternative techniques commonly used for securing electronic systems, the paper discusses challenges of developing the technology and brings an example to demonstrate how these issues are being addressed.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1049/cp.2012.1500
Uncontrolled keywords: fraud, cryptography, digital signatures
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics (see also: telecommunications) > TK7880 Applications of electronics (inc industrial & domestic) > TK7895.E42 Embedded Systems
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Image and Information Engineering
Depositing User: Gareth Howells
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2016 18:01 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:23 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/59305 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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