Visible to the public Tamper resistance of IoT devices against electromagnnetic analysis

TitleTamper resistance of IoT devices against electromagnnetic analysis
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsNozaki, Y., Ikezaki, Y., Yoshikawa, M.
Conference Name2016 IEEE International Meeting for Future of Electron Devices, Kansai (IMFEDK)
ISBN Number978-1-5090-1978-6
KeywordsCiphers, composability, cryptography, electromagnetic analysis, Electromagnetic scattering, electromagnetic waves, field programmable gate arrays, FPGA, Hardware, hardware security, Internet of Things, IoT devices, lightweight block cipher, lightweight block ciphers, pubcrawl, resilience, Resiliency, security of IoT device, SIMECK, Tamper resistance

Lightweight block ciphers, which are required for IoT devices, have attracted attention. Simeck, which is one of the most popular lightweight block ciphers, can be implemented on IoT devices in the smallest area. Regarding the hardware security, the threat of electromagnetic analysis has been reported. However, electromagnetic analysis of Simeck has not been reported. Therefore, this study proposes a dedicated electromagnetic analysis for a lightweight block cipher Simeck to ensure the safety of IoT devices in the future. To our knowledge, this is the first electromagnetic analysis for Simeck. Experiments using a FPGA prove the validity of the proposed method.

Citation Keynozaki_tamper_2016