FICS Faculty Seminar March 23th – Prof. Daniel Genkin


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Dr. Daniel Genkin:
Thursday, March 23rd, from 1pm – 2 pm
MAE 126

Side Channel Attacks: Lessons Learned or Troubles Ahead?

The security and architecture communities will remember the past five years as the era of side channels. Starting from Spectre and Meltdown, time and time again we have seen how basic performance-improving features can be exploited to violate fundamental security guarantees. Making things worse, the rise of side channels points to a much larger problem, namely the inadequacy of existing security abstractions in capturing the complexity of modern computer systems.In this talk, I will give a high-level survey on side channel attacks. I will survey a line of work on speculative execution attacks such as Spectre, Meltdown, and follow-ups. I will also discuss browser-based side channels, highlighting deficiencies in existing side channel mitigation efforts. Finally, I will discuss future side-channel directions on emerging CPU architectures.


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