CASA Distinguished Lecture with Daniel Gruss

In connection with our DFG Cluster of Excellence "CASA - Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries" we are pleased to announce the next dates for the CASA Distinguished Lectures. In this format, selected international and national scientists give guest lectures at the HGI.

On July 11, from 12.00-13.00Daniel Gruss from Graz University of Technology will give a lecture on "Transient Execution Attacks". The lecture will take place at ID 04/445.

Abstract: In this talk we will deepen our understanding of transient execution attacks and defenses. We will discuss the differences between all the Spectre variants in terms of microarchitectural (prediction) elements, the attacker model, and the attack strategy. We will discuss blank spots that we should look at in the future. With this knowledge we are prepared to discuss which defenses against transient execution attacks are effective. We will see that there are good defenses, but most are neither effective nor efficient. Finally we will discuss open problems for defenses.

Bio: Daniel Gruss (@lavados) is an Assistant Professor at Graz University of Technology. He finished his PhD with distinction in less than 3 years. He has been involved in teaching operating system undergraduate courses since 2010. Daniel's research focuses on side channels and transient execution attacks. He implemented the first remote fault attack running in a website, known as Rowhammer.js. He frequently speaks at top international venues, such as Black Hat, Usenix Security, IEEE S&P, ACM CCS, Chaos Communication Congress, and others. His research team was one of the teams that found the Meltdown and Spectre bugs published in early 2018.

Sandwiches and snacks will be provided.

We are looking forward to your visit! A registration is not necessary, but the seats are limited.