Kudelski Security to Present on SGX Secure Enclaves at Black Hat USA 2016

Principal Cryptographer Jean-Philippe Aumasson and Senior Security Engineer Luis Merino to Present the First Public Assessment of Software Guard Extensions

CHESEAUX-SUR-LAUSANNE, Switzerland, July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kudelski Security today announced that Jean-Philippe Aumasson, principal cryptographer and Luis Merino, senior security engineer, will contribute their industry expertise in a session titled "SGX Secure Enclaves in Practice: Security and Crypto Review," on Thursday, August 4 at Black Hat USA 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Discussion on "SGX Secure Enclaves in Practice: Security and Crypto Review".

Aumasson and Merino's presentation will focus on Software Guard Extensions (SGX), a technology available in Intel® microprocessors that was released last year. The session is the first public discussion of SGX based on actual SGX-enabled hardware. Among other things, session attendees will learn about the development environment of SGX, and how secure it is. The speakers will explain how developers can create secure software that will not disclose private information, how to debug and analyze SGX-based software and what cryptographic schemes are used in SGX critical components. They will also present and demonstrate proofs-of-concept of cryptographic functionalities leveraging SGX, and will release new open-source tools. More information about the session may be found here. 

Jean-Philippe Aumasson, principal cryptographer

Jean-Philippe Aumasson is principal cryptographer at Kudelski Security in Switzerland. He is known for designing the popular cryptographic functions BLAKE2 and SipHash, as well as the newly authenticated cipher NORX. He is a returning speaker at Black Hat USA, having spoken at the show in 2013. Aumasson has presented at DEFCON, RSA, CCC, SyScan and Troopers. He is also responsible for initiating the Crypto Coding Standard, the Password Hashing Competition projection and co-authored the 2015 book, "The Hash Function at BLAKE."

Luis Merino, senior security engineer

Luis Merino is a senior security engineer at Kudelski Security, and currently focuses on a variety of research projects. He was previously involved in engineering and research efforts at Riscure, the Andalusian Astrophysics Institute and the University of Granada.

12:10 - 1 p.m. PT, Thursday, August 4th, 2016

South Seas GH, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada
Media and analysts interested in meeting with Kudelski executives at the show should contact kudelskipr@teamlewis.com.
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