Hardware Countermeasures against Power Analysis Attacks: a Survey from Past to Present

Authors

  • Rafael Soares Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel) - Brazil
  • Vitor Lima Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) - Brazil
  • Rodrigo Lellis Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel) - Brazil
  • Plínio Finkenauer Jr. Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel) - Brazil
  • Vinícius Camargo Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel) - Brazil

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29292/jics.v16i2.501

Keywords:

Hardware security, Countermeasures, Cryptography, Survey, Side-Channels Attacks

Abstract

Modern cryptographic circuits are increasingly demanding security requirements. Since its invention, power analysis attacks are a threat to the security of such circuits. In order to contribute to the design of secure circuits, designers may employ countermeasures in different abstraction levels. This work presents a brief survey of countermeasures to help designers to find good solutions for the design of secure cryptographic systems. A summary is highlighted to compare the pros and cons of the approaches to help designers choose a better solution, or even provide subsidies so that new solutions can be proposed.

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Published

2021-08-18

Issue

Section

Special Issue on Intelligent, Energy-Efficient and Robust Computing Systems