The manufacturing process for electronic systems involves many players, from chip/board design and fabrication to firmware design and installation.
In today's global supply chain, any of these steps are prone to interference from rogue players, creating a security risk.
Manufactured devices need to be verified to perform only their intended operations since it is not economically feasible to control the supply chain and use only trusted facilities.
It is becoming increasingly necessary to trust but verify the received devices both at production and in the field.
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- Doctoral Dissertation Electrical Engineering 2020