In October 2018, Bloomberg published an article making unsubstantiated claims about a supply chain breach in servers.
The story, which Bloomberg stands by but is widely regarded as wrong, draws attention to a significant issue: our technology infrastructure is undergirded by a global supply chain that could be compromised by malicious actors.
This got me thinking about hardware secure enclaves such as:
- Intel Trusted Execution Technology (Intel TXT )
- Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX)
- ARM Cryptoisland, which includes features for secure manufacturing, implemented as Cryptocell
Today’s show dives into issues around supply chain security and related technologies. My guests are Greg Shipley, Deputy Director at Cyber Reboot, an In-Q-Tel Lab; and Justin Wilder, Vice President at In-Q-Tel.
Our conversation aims to:
- Provide a high-level overview of TXT, SGX, etc., and why they matter
- Explore how the market has (attempted) to implement some of these approaches, what has worked, and what hasn’t
- Examine what trusted execution or similar measures look like in the routing and switching world
- Propose some ideas on how to move the whole thing forward
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Cryptoisland Family – ARM