Exploiting modern microarchitectures: Meltdown, Spectre, and other hardware security vulnerabilities in modern processors

The Meltdown and Spectre hardware vulnerabilities are the worst hardware-level security issues experienced by our industry in many years. These exploits target common design optimizations used by most modern high-performance CPUs. They can allow unfettered access by rogue users or applications to normally privileged data.

In this presentation you will learn how these vulnerabilities work and how Red Hat responded to keep customers—and their data—safe from attack.

  • Date:Thursday, May 10
  • Time:2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Room:2006
  • Location:Moscone West - 2006
  • Session Type:Breakout
  • Session Code:S1916
  • Session Includes:Demo
  • Primary solution:Linux platforms
  • Topic(s):Emerging technologies, Infrastructure modernization and optimization, Security
  • Technical difficulty:Appropriate for all levels
  • Industry:
  • Products and Services:Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Best for people who:Manage infrastructure, Make final decisions about IT purchases/vendors
  • Time slot:Afternoon
  • Trail maps:Security
Jon Masters
Red Hat
C Rob
Red Hat Inc