Examining Tradeoffs for Hardware-Based Intellectual Property Protection

  title={Examining Tradeoffs for Hardware-Based Intellectual Property Protection},
  author={Jeffrey Todd McDonald and Yong C. Kim},
The ability to protect critical cyber infrastructure remains a multi-faceted problem facing both the commercial sector and the federal government. Hardware intellectual property (IP) embedded within application-specific integrated circuits and programmable logic devices are subject to adversarial analysis in the form of subversion, piracy, and reverse engineering. We consider the effect of transforming the programmatic logic or netlist definitions for such environments so that malicious… CONTINUE READING
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