DF seminar: Cooking secrets in leaky cauldrons: the promises and promises of confidential computing
We are happy to present Nicolae Paladi, a senior researcher at the Cybersecurity unit of RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and a postdoctoral researcher in the Networks and Security Group at Lund University.
Date and time: 4 February, 12pm – 1 pm
Speaker: Nicolae Paladi
Title: Cooking secrets in leaky cauldrons: the promises and promises of confidential computing
Meeting ID: 674 3268 2790
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Abstract: The sorry state of computer security along with the near-ubiquitous move to the cloud stimulated research in confidential computing, which aims to provide data and workload isolation using new hardware features increasingly available on all platforms – from servers to desktops mobile devices and IoT platforms.
Confidential computing provides users with unprecedented capabilities: both to obtain security guarantees about their workload and data running on remote devices, and to control in detail the interaction of their data and workloads with the rest of the software running on the same device. While such capabilities solve many security challenges and enable new applications, they are themselves not immune to the same security vulnerabilities that plague modern hardware and software. This talk introduces the concepts and ideas behind confidential computing, its applications to improve software security and the challenges that this approach to computer security faces.
Bio: Nicolae Paladi, is a senior researcher at the Cybersecurity unit of RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and a postdoctoral researcher in the Networks and Security Group at Lund University. His research interests revolve around Cloud Infrastructure Security, Confidential Computing, Network Security, Distributed Systems, Blockchain and Smart Contracts.
He currently works on strengthening the security of software network components using confidential computing. To disseminate research results and contribute to community education, Nicolae Paladi founded the Open Infrastructure User Group Sweden.
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