Research Talk: New Security Extensions for the Intel Processor

Time: November 6, 2013 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: CIC 4th Floor, Panther Hallow Conf. Room


Carnegie Mellon CyLab hosts a research talk with guest speaker Carlos Rozas, Senior Security Researcher, Intel Labs.

For years the PC community has struggled to provide secure solutions on open platforms. Intel has developed Intel(r) Software Guard Extensions (Intel(r) SGX) technology to enable SW developers to develop and deploy secure applications on platforms ranging from mobile devices to servers. It does this by providing ISA extensions for generating hardware enforceable containers called enclaves. Enclaves execute within the context of process of the native operating environment. Their memory is protected from access by all privileged software. In addition to providing memory protections, Intel SGX enables enclaves to attest its identity to remote parties and seal secrets to its identity. I will discuss Intel SGX and the application of the technology to develop secure applications.