Security simulation against side-channel attacks on Advanced Encryption Standard circuits based on equivalent circuit model

Kengo Iokibe, Kazuhiro Maeshima, Tetsushi Watanabe, Yoshitaka Toyota

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Abstract

An equivalent circuit model was applied to a cryptographic module to simulate the resistance of the module against side-channel attacks. The cryptographic module involved two fiel programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), on which an Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) circuit was implemented on one of them. The equivalent circuit model proposed in the previous literature was improved in terms of the accuracy of model parameters. Resistance against side-channel attacks was simulated in a more practical configuratio with the improved model than that in the previous work. Resistance was simulated with random plaintexts (input values) to the cryptographic circuit, whereas a biased plaintext set was used to simplify simulation. The simulation was carried out with two decoupling configuration for the power distribution network of the FPGA core that the AES circuit was implemented in. The results obtained from simulation confirme that the equivalent circuit model allowed side-channel resistance to be precisely predicted.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages224-229
Number of pages6
Volume2015-Septmber
ISBN (Print)9781479966158
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 10 2015
EventIEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, EMC 2015 - Dresden, Germany
Duration: Aug 16 2015Aug 22 2015

Other

OtherIEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, EMC 2015
CountryGermany
CityDresden
Period8/16/158/22/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Iokibe, K., Maeshima, K., Watanabe, T., & Toyota, Y. (2015). Security simulation against side-channel attacks on Advanced Encryption Standard circuits based on equivalent circuit model. In IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (Vol. 2015-Septmber, pp. 224-229). [7256163] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISEMC.2015.7256163