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 Self-Defending Key Management Service™ (SDKMS) 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