Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs) are used to protect sensitive data and
run secure execution for security-critical applications, by providing an
environment isolated from the rest of the system. However, over the last few
years, TEEs have been proven weak, as either TEEs built upon security-oriented
hardware extensions (e.g., Arm TrustZone) or resorting to dedicated secure
elements were exploited multiple times. In this project, we introduce Trusted
Execution Environments On-Demand (TEEOD), a novel TEE design that leverages the
programmable logic (PL) in the heterogeneous system on chips (SoC) as the
secure execution environment. Unlike other TEE designs, TEEOD can provide
high-bandwidth connections and physical on-chip isolation. We implemented a
proof-of-concept (PoC) implementation targeting an Ultra96-V2 platform. The
conducted evaluation demonstrated TEEOD can host up to 6 simultaneous enclaves
with a resource usage per enclave of 7.0%, 3.8%, and 15.3% of the total LUTs,
FFs, and BRAMS, respectively. To demonstrate the practicability of TEEOD in
real-world applications, we successfully run a legacy open-source Bitcoin

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Author Of this post: <a href="">S&#xe9;rgio Pereira</a>, <a href="">David Cerdeira</a>, <a href="">Cristiano Rodrigues</a>, <a href="">Sandro Pinto</a>

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