[CONFERENCE] Participation of Nicolas Belleville, Damien Couroussé, Karine Heydemann and Henri-Pierre Charles at HiPEAC19

from January 21, 2019 to January 23, 2019

Nicolas Belleville (Université Grenoble Alpes), Damien Couroussé (Université Grenoble Alpes), Karine Heydemann (Sorbonne Université) and Henri-Pierre Charles (Université Grenoble Alpes) are presenting their latest paper Automated software protection for the masses against side-channel attacks at the next High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation conference (HiPEAC) in Valencia (Spain) on January 21-23 2019.
We present an approach and a tool to answer the need for effective, generic and easily applicable protections against side-channel attacks. The protection mechanism is based on code polymorphism, so that the observable behaviour of the protected component is variable and unpredictable to the attacker. Our approach combines lightweight specialized runtime code generation with the optimization capabilities of static compilation. It is extensively configurable and mitigations are set-up against security holes related to runtime code generation. Experimental results show that programs secured by our approach present strong security levels and meet the performance requirements of constrained systems.

Their paper is also published in ACM TACO (Transaction on Architecture and Code Optimization).
For more on HiPEAC19, see here.

Published on August 7, 2020