Power analysis detectable watermarks for protecting intellectual property

John Goodwin, Peter Wilson

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Abstract

In this paper a method for adding a watermark to the power consumption of intellectual property is presented. The signature can be detected by using Differential Power Analysis, a cryptographic side channel attack that uses statistical techniques to detect register transitions in power consumption data. Details are given on how to calculate the probability of correctly determining whether the watermark is there. The number of samples that will be required to detect the watermark with a given accuracy can also be calculated based on how much of a price the designer is willing to pay in terms of area.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Pages2342-2345
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2010
Event2010 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems: Nano-Bio Circuit Fabrics and Systems, ISCAS 2010 - Paris, France
Duration: 30 May 20102 Jun 2010

Conference

Conference2010 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems: Nano-Bio Circuit Fabrics and Systems, ISCAS 2010
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period30/05/102/06/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Goodwin, J., & Wilson, P. (2010). Power analysis detectable watermarks for protecting intellectual property. In Proceedings of 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (pp. 2342-2345). [5537191] https://doi.org/10.1109/ISCAS.2010.5537191