In recent times, Network-on-Chip (NoC) has become state of the art for communication in Multiprocessor System-on-Chip due to the existing scalability issues in this area. However, these systems are exposed to security threats such as extraction of secret information. Therefore, the need for secure communication arises in such environments. In this work, we present a communication protocol based on authenticated encryption with recovery mechanisms to establish secure end-to-end communication between the NoC nodes. In addition, a selected key agreement approach required for secure communication is implemented. The security functionality is located in the network adapter of each processing element. If data is tampered with or deleted during transmission, recovery mechanisms ensure that the corrupted data is retransmitted by the network adapter without the need of interference from the processing element. We simulated and implemented the complete system with SystemC TLM using the NoC simulation platform PANACA. Our results show that we can keep a high rate of correctly transmitted information even when attackers infiltrated the NoC system.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Application-specific Systems, Architectures and Processors (ASAP)|
|Editors||Miquel Pericas, Dionisios N. Pnevmatikatos, Pedro Petersen Moura Trancoso, Ioannis Sourdis|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Jul 2022|