Visible to the public Silicon systems security and building a root of trust

TitleSilicon systems security and building a root of trust
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsPerez, R.
Conference Name2015 IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC)
Keywordscomputer security concept, cryptographic key, cryptography, data privacy, elemental semiconductors, Hardware, Hardware Root of Trust, hardware-based roots of trust, Manufacturing, Monitoring, Program processors, pubcrawl170112, Si, Silicon, silicon system security, SoC, supply chain assurance, system security, system-on-chip

This paper briefly presents a position that hardware-based roots of trust, integrated in silicon with System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions, represent the most current stage in a progression of technologies aimed at realizing the most foundational computer security concepts. A brief look at this historical progression from a personal perspective is followed by an overview of more recent developments, with particular focus on a root of trust for cryptographic key provisioning and SoC feature management aimed at achieving supply chain assurances and serves as a basis for trust that is linked to properties enforced in hardware. The author assumes no prior knowledge of these concepts and developments by the reader.

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