doi: 10.7873/DATE.2015.1101

Introduction to Hardware Trojan Detection Methods

Julien Francq1 and Florian Frick2

1Airbus Defence & Space - CyberSecurity, 1 Bd Jean Moulin, CS, MetaPole, Elancourt Cedex, France.

2 University of Stuttgart, Institute for Control Engineering of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Units (ISW), Seidenstrasse 36, D-70174 Stuttgart, Germany.


Hardware Trojans (HTs) are identified as an emerging threat for the integrity of Integrated Circuits (ICs) and their applications. Attackers attempt to maliciously manipulate the functionality of ICs by inserting HTs, potentially causing disastrous effects (Denial of Service, sensitive information leakage, etc.). Over the last 10 years, various methods have been proposed in literature to circumvent HTs. This article introduces the general context of HTs and summarizes the recent advances in HT detection from a French funded research project named HOMERE. Some of these results will be detailed in the related special session.

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