Securely Sealing Multi-FPGA Systems

  • Tim Güneysu
  • Igor Markov
  • André Weimerskirch
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7199)


The importance of hardware security of electronic systems is rapidly increasing due to (1) the increasing reliance of mass-produced and mission-critical systems on embedded electronics, and (2) the ever-growing supply chains that disentangle chip designers and manufacturers from OEMs. Our work shows how to dramatically reduce vulnerability to Trojan-horse injection and in-field component replacement. We propose methods to verify the authenticity and integrity of an FPGA configuration during startup and at runtime. We also developed efficient protocols for electronic sealing of a multi-FPGA system, which automatically enforces the system configuration detected upon power-up and bans further modifications.


Authentication Scheme Mutual Authentication Trojan Horse FPGA Device Integrity Check 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tim Güneysu
    • 1
  • Igor Markov
    • 2
  • André Weimerskirch
    • 3
  1. 1.Horst Görtz Institute for IT-SecurityRuhr-UniversityBochumGermany
  2. 2.University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.ESCRYPT Inc.Ann ArborUSA

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