Cryptographic architectures provide different security properties to sensitive usage models. However, unless reliability of architectures is guaranteed, such security properties can be undermined through natural or malicious faults. In this thesis, two underlying block ciphers which can be used in authenticated encryption algorithms are considered, i.e., LED and HIGHT block ciphers. The former is of the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) type and has been considered areaefficient, while the latter constitutes a Feistel network structure and is suitable for low-complexity and low-power embedded security applications. In this thesis, we propose efficient error detection architectures including variants of recomputing with encoded operands and signature-based schemes to detect both transient and permanent faults. Authenticated encryption is applied in cryptography to provide confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity simultaneously to the message sent in a communication channel. In this thesis, we show that the proposed schemes are applicable to the case study of Simple Lightweight CFB (SILC) for providing authenticated encryption with associated data (AEAD). The error simulations are performed using Xilinx ISE tool and the results are benchmarked for the Xilinx FPGA family Virtex- 7 to assess the reliability capability and efficiency of the proposed architectures.
Electrical Engineering (MS)
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Electrical Engineering (KGCOE)
Subramanian, Srivatsan, "Reliable Hardware Architectures for Cyrtographic Block Ciphers LED and HIGHT" (2016). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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