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Security MeetUp: Time Well Spent -Fresh ideas for hardening code against side-channel attacks

May 25, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:10 pm
SBA Research, Floragasse 7, 1040 Wien

We would like to invite you to our next Security Meetup with our former employee Manuel Wiesinger.
This meeting is organized as an on-site event only.

Time Well Spent:
Fresh ideas for hardening code against side-channel attacks.

To thwart classic timing side-channel attacks, real-world cryptographic software executes critical code in constant time. As constant time execution is expensive, identifying critical code sections is crucial for safe and performant applications. In light of the vast amount of possible program states, providing strong guarantees is infeasible. While elaborate state-of-the-art techniques provide strong security guarantees, they still face the limitations of modern program analysis and hence cannot provide formal guarantees. This talk explains the threat of timing-based side-channels and discusses existing and (potential) future solutions under investigation.


18:00: Gathering at SBA Research (5th floor)
18:05: Short introduction and overview
18:10: Talk
18:50: Q&A
19:10: Drinks and snacks

Speaker & Details:

Manuel Wiesinger (security researcher at VUSec Systems Security Group at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Talk language: English


Please note that the registration for this MeetUp can only be done via the following link

Time Well Spent: Fresh ideas for hardening code against side-channel attacks, Thu, May 25, 2023, 6:00 PM | Meetup