Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Todd R. Andel, PhD.
The modular exponentiation operation used in popular public key encryption schemes, such as RSA, has been the focus of many side channel analysis (SCA) attacks in recent years. Current SCA attack countermeasures are largely static. Given sufficient signal-to-noise ratio and a number of power traces, static countermeasures can be defeated, as they merely attempt to hide the power consumption of the system under attack. This research develops a dynamic countermeasure which constantly varies the timing and power consumption of each operation, making correlation between traces more difficult than for static countermeasures. By randomizing the radix of encoding for Booth multiplication and randomizing the window size in exponentiation, this research produces a SCA countermeasure capable of increasing RSA SCA attack protection.
DTIC Accession Number
Barron, John W., "RSA Power Analysis Obfuscation: A Dynamic FPGA Architecture" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 1078.