Exploiting the AMBA AXI Protocol for Denial of Service Attacks

Francesco Restuccia was invited to give a talk at the June 2022 edition of hardware.io — a conference dedicated towards showcasing novel hardware attacks and training the security community to defend against those attacks. Francesco’s talk details how the popular on-chip communication protocol is prone to attacks against the security and safety of on-chip resources. The attacks take advantage of inadequacies in the protocol, which was developed for high-speed communications, and not necessarily designed with safety and security in mind. For more details, check out his talk in its entiretly.