Meltdown and Spectre - understanding and mitigating the threats

  • Monday, 08 Jan 2018 10:00PM EST (09 Jan 2018 03:00 UTC)
  • Speaker: Jake Williams

Two new vulnerabilities (Meltdown and Spectre) were introduced that are in the architecture of processors in nearly every computer and other devices using CPUs. Code to exploit these vulnerabilities in some cases is now publicly available and we can expect that more capable/modular code will be released soon. 'During this webcast, we'll walk through how the vulnerabilities work, what is being done to patch them, the performance impacts of patching, and probable exploit scenarios for the vulnerabilities. '

Participants will learn:

1. Understand how the Meltdown and Spectre attacks work and how they differ from one another.

2. Understand how this impacts devices that cannot be patched.

3. Understand performance impact of the patches and possible exploit cases.