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dc.contributor.authorGora, Michael Arthuren_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:39:34Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:39:34Z
dc.date.issued2010-06-01en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-06072010-144645en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33473
dc.description.abstractThe proliferation of embedded systems into nearly every aspect of modern infrastructure and society has seen their deployment in such diverse roles as monitoring the power grid and processing commercial payments. Software intellectual property (SWIP) is a critical component of these increasingly complex systems and represents a significant investment to its developers. However, deeply immersed in their environment, embedded systems are difficult to secure. As a result, developers want to ensure that their SWIP is protected from being reverse engineered or stolen by unauthorized parties. Many techniques have been proposed to address the issue of SWIP protection for embedded systems. These range from secure memory components to complete shifts in processor architectures. While powerful, these approaches often require the development of systems from the ground up or the application of specialized and often expensive hardware components. As a result they are poorly suited to address the security concerns of legacy embedded systems or systems based on commodity components. This work explores the protection of SWIP on heavily constrained, legacy and commodity embedded systems. We accomplish this by evaluating a generic embedded system to identify the security concerns in the context of SWIP protection. The evaluation is applied to determine the limitations of a software only approach on a real world legacy embedded system that lacks any specialized security hardware features. We improve upon this system by developing a prototype system using only commodity components. Finally we propose a Portable Embedded Software Intellectual Property Security (PESIPS) system that can easily be deployed as a framework on both legacy and commodity systems.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartgora_michael_thesis_2010_v2.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectSecure Embedded Systemsen_US
dc.subjectSoftwareen_US
dc.subjectIntellectual Propertyen_US
dc.subjectFirmwareen_US
dc.subjectSecurityen_US
dc.subjectFPGAen_US
dc.subjectDesign Flowen_US
dc.subjectPhysical Unclonable Functionen_US
dc.titleSecuring Software Intellectual Property on Commodity and Legacy Embedded Systemsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairSchaumont, Patrick Roberten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTront, Joseph G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMarchany, Randolph C.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06072010-144645/en_US
dc.date.sdate2010-06-07en_US
dc.date.rdate2010-06-25
dc.date.adate2010-06-25en_US


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