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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
TitleSystem Level Approach to Denial-of-Service Detection in MPSoCs
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsLuković, S., and A. Srivastava
Conference NameProceedings of the 7th Workshop on Embedded Systems Security (WESS'2012), A Workshop of the Embedded Systems Week (ESWEEK'12)
Date Published10/2012

Multiprocessor Systems-on-Chip (MPSoCs) are pervading our lives, acquiring ever increasing relevance in a large number of applications, including even safety-critical ones. MPSoCs, are becoming increasingly complex and heterogeneous; the increased complexity as well as the networking approach in turn make security aspects more critical. In this work we propose and implement a hierarchical multi-agent approach providing solutions to secure Network-on-Chip based MPSoCs at different levels of design from nondeterministic attacks such as Denial-of-Service (DoS). We develop a flexible, scalable and modular structure integrating protection of different elements in the MPSoC (e.g. memory, processors) that can be tuned to particular attack scenarios - in this case a DoS attack. This work aims at providing a comprehensive, system-level protection strategy: this constitutes its main methodological contribution. We prove feasibility of the concepts via prototype realization in FPGA technology.