Issue No. 06 - November-December (2007 vol. 24)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MDT.2007.200
Thomas Popp , Graz University of Technology
Stefan Mangard , Infineon Technologies
Elisabeth Oswald , University of Bristol
One of the biggest challenges of designers of cryptographic devices is to protect the devices against implementation attacks. Power analysis attacks are among the strongest of these attacks. This article provides an overview of power analysis attacks and discusses countermeasures against them. In particular, this article summarizes recent results with countermeasures that can be implemented at the cell level. Many countermeasures of this kind have been proposed, but several limitations of these countermeasures have been identified.
power analysis attacks, countermeasures, DPA-resistant logic styles
S. Mangard, T. Popp and E. Oswald, "Power Analysis Attacks and Countermeasures," in IEEE Design & Test of Computers, vol. 24, no. , pp. 535-543, 2007.