Secure Randomized Checkpointing for Digital Microfluidic Biochips


Journal Article

© 1982-2012 IEEE. Digital microfluidic biochips (DMFBs) integrated with processors and arrays of sensors form cyberphysical systems and consequently face a variety of unique, recently described security threats. It has been noted that techniques used for error recovery can provide some assurance of integrity when a cyberphysical DMFB is under attack. This paper proposes the use of such hardware for security purposes through the randomization of checkpoints in both space and time, and provides design guidelines for designers of such systems. We define security metrics and present techniques for improving performance through static checkpoint maps, and describe performance tradeoffs associated with static and random checkpoints. We also provide detailed classification of attack models and demonstrate the feasibility of our techniques with case studies on assays implemented in typical DMFB hardware.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tang, J; Ibrahim, M; Chakrabarty, K; Karri, R

Published Date

  • June 1, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1119 - 1132

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0278-0070

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/TCAD.2017.2748030

Citation Source

  • Scopus