Trading Off Security And Performance Thanks To Spectre And Meltdown

The revelations by Google’s Project Zero team earlier this year of the Spectre and Meltdown speculative execution vulnerabilities in most of processors that have powered servers and PCs for the past couple of decades shook the industry as Intel and other chip makers scrambled to mitigate the risk of the threats in the short term and then implement plans to incorporate the mitigation techniques into future versions of the silicon.


Securing The Server, Inside And Out

Computing is hard enough, but the sophistication and proliferation of attacks on IT infrastructure, from the firewall moat surrounding the corporate network all the way down into the guts of the operating system kernel and deep into the speculative execution units on the physical processor, make the task of computing – with confidence – doubly difficult.