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Education and Innovation in Embedded Systems Design

USI Università della Svizzera italiana, USI Faculty of Informatics, Advanced Learning and Research Institute USI Università della Svizzera italiana USI Faculty of Informatics USI Advanced Learning and Research Institute
TitleSecurity Aspects in Networks-on-Chips: Overview and Proposals for Secure Implementations
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsFiorin, L., C. Silvano, and M. Sami
Conference NameDSD07, in proceedings of 10th EUROMICRO Conference on Digital System Design Architectures, Methods and Tools (DSD 07)
Date PublishedAugust 29-31
Conference LocationL├╝beck, Germany
Keywordsembedded systems, multiprocessor system-on-chip (MPSoC), network-on-chip (NoC), security

Security has gained increasing relevance in the development of embedded devices. Towards the aim of a secure system at each level of the design, in this paper we address security aspects related to Networks-on-Chips (NoCs) architectures. After presenting the attacks most likely to address NoCs, we survey existing academic and industrial secure architectures relevant to our case, focusing in particular on their communication infrastructure. We outline and propose possible solutions to contrast some of the attacks described and suggest the use of the NoC as a mean to monitor and detect unexpected system behaviors.