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Monday, October 28 • 16:20 - 16:55
Analysis of Speculative and Traditional Execution Side Channel and Protection Mechanisms - Antonio Gomez, Intel Corporation

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This presentation focuses on the common characteristics of speculative execution side-channel methods, how they compare to traditional side channel methods and the mitigations that Intel is implementing for these methods. We introduce some of the architectural concepts and optimizations that microprocessor designers have created over the years to enhance performance, and then discuss how security researchers have used those same concepts and optimizations to show how malicious actors could potentially infer secret data. We review some common execution environments and where those environments may be exposed to speculative execution side channel methods, and then enumerate and describe a set of techniques that developers can implement to better safeguard their systems, code, and secrets. Developers can use this information to perform risk assessments for their own applications. We provide an overview of the different approaches that Intel is taking to mitigate these potential attacks.


Antonio Gomez

Software Engineer, Intel
Antonio is a software engineer in Intel where he focuses on security software mitigations. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science and has worked in different roles in the areas of performance, computer architecture, parallel programming, and security for the last 15 years.

Monday October 28, 2019 16:20 - 16:55
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