Side Channel Attacks (Dpa) And Countermeasures For Embedded Systems presented at Blackhat USA 2007

by Job de Haas,

Tags: Security

Summary : For 10 years Side Channel Analysis and
its related attacks have been the primary focus in the field of smart
cards. These cryptographic devices are built with the primary objective
to resist tampering and guard secrets. Embedded systems in general have a
much lower security profile. This talk explores the use and impact of
Side Channel Analysis on embedded systems. These systems have their own
specific need for security. This need can vary significantly between
systems and in addition a much wider range of attacks is possible. At
the same time different countermeasures are available to defend against
Side Channel Analysis. The options for developers to mitigate the impact
of such attacks will be examined.