This White Paper briefly explains side-channel attacks, then discusses some specific side-channel attack techniques in the context of SGX and ways of defending against those attacks. This paper also describes various defenses used by the Fortanix Data Security Manager (DSM) and by Fortanix Runtime Encryption solutions to protect against side-channel attacks.

In this White Paper you will learn:

  • Introduction to side-channel Attacks
  • Example of side-channel Attacks
  • Sources of side-channels
  • Mitigation Strategies
  • Promise of Intel® SGX