Hardware/Software co-design of countermeasures against fault injection attacks

Published : 27 February 2019

The thesis will focus on the hardware/software co-design of

countermeasures against physical attacks, in particular, fault

injection attacks. We will aim at developping new securing solutions

that can be applied to all software components whatever their

algorithmic nature (e.g. contrary to cryptography-specific

countermeasures), able to exploit hardware security properties if

available on the target architecture. To do so, we will modify the

processor micro-architecture, and exploit code transformation and

optimization strategies of the compiler to design new countermeasures

with a high security level and a low performance overhead. The thesis

is supported by the ANR projet COFFI, starting february 2019 (duration

42 months).

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