System for preventing tampering with integrated circuit

A system for generating a tamper detection signal indicating tampering with one or more circuits of an integrated circuit (IC) includes both a static wire mesh and an active wire mesh. The wire meshes can be formed in the same layer over the circuits to be protected or in different layers. The wire meshes also may cover the entire chip area or only predetermined areas, such as over secure memory and register areas. The wire meshes are connected to a tamper detection module, which monitors the meshes and any signals transmitted via the meshes to detect attempts to access the protected circuits via micro-probing.