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Presentation: A Journey Into Intel’s SGX

Track: Modern Operating Systems

Location: Westminster, 4th flr.

Duration: 1:40pm - 2:30pm

Day of week: Monday

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This talk will give a deep dive into Intels SGX technology by way of a story. First, it will cover an overview of computer architecture as background. Following that, will be a walk through of one version of the hardware and it’s flaws, what changed in the next version... and it’s continued and escalated flaws as speculative execution attacks became center stage. The talk will go over the attacks mean as a threat and how they work. The part of the story that will truly be interesting though is not the very technical attacks and overview, shocker even though that is quite cool, BUT a very hidden and interesting detail in the way the technology is licensed and it’s effect. Come to the talk for the journey, stay for the laughs and horrors.

Speaker: Jessie Frazelle

Engineer @github, Xoogler, Ex-Docker Core Maintainer

Jessie Frazelle is a independent consultant. She is a computer programmer who has worked at GitHub, Microsoft, Google, Docker and various companies and startups before that. She’s worked on a lot of the open source projects in the container ecosystem as well as having a few projects of her own.

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