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CS Graduate Seminar| SGX Security and Privacy

Start Date: February 5, 2018
End Date: February 5, 2018

By Professor Taesoo Kim (School of Computer Science at Georgia Tech )
Intel SGX is a new security mechanism that is recently shipped with Intel Skylake, with the unprecedented promise of making the cloud computing secure. In this talk, we will walk over recent security and privacy issues in SGX hardware, ecosystem, enclave software and necessary tool chains. In particular, we will introduce three new attack vectors: 1) DarkROP: how to blindly launch an exploit against SGX, 2) Branch Shadowing Attack: how to reveal execution traces of a SGX program with a novel side-channel, and 3) SGX Bomb: how to lock the SGX processor via rowhammer attacks. In addition, we will talk about corresponding defenses that we developed: 1) SGX Shield: how to enhance the ASLR mechanism for SGX and 2) T-SGX: how to eliminate page-fault attacks against SGX programs.
Bio: Taesoo Kim is a Catherine M. and James E. Allchin Early Career, Assistant Professor in the School Computer Science at Georgia Tech. He also serves as the director of the Georgia Tech Systems Software and Security Center (GTS3). He is interested in building a system that has underline principles for why it should be secure. Those principles include the design of a system, analysis of its implementation, and clear separation of trusted components. His thesis work, in particular, focused on detecting and recovering from attacks on computer systems. He holds a BS from KAIST (2009), a SM (2011) and a Ph.D. (2014) from MIT in CS.

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For more info contact: Professor Marco Canini : email:
Date: Monday 5th Feb 2018
Time:12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Location: Building 9, Lecture Hall 1, Room 2322‚Äč
Refreshments: Light Lunch will be available at 11:45 am