Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2018/597

Consolidating Security Notions in Hardware Masking

Lauren De Meyer and Begül Bilgin and Oscar Reparaz

Abstract: This paper revisits the security conditions of masked hardware implementations. We describe a new, succinct, information-theoretic condition to ensure security in the presence of glitches. This single condition includes, but is not limited to, previous security notions such as those used in threshold implementations. As a consequence, we can prove the security of masked functions that work with non-uniform input sharings. Our notion naturally generalizes to higher orders. Furthermore, we can apply our condition in a tool that efficiently tests and validates the resistance of masked hardware circuits against DPA. Finally, we also treat the notion of (strong) non-interference from an information-theoretic point-of-view in order to unify the different security concepts and pave the way to the verification of composability in the presence of glitches.

Category / Keywords: implementation / Glitches,DPA,SCA,Verification,TI,SNI,Non-Completeness, Mutual Information, Information-theory, d-probing, Immunity

Date: received 9 Jun 2018, last revised 13 Sep 2018

Contact author: lauren demeyer at esat kuleuven be

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