Manuel Wiesinger

Security Researcher SBA Research


Manuel is a free software fanatic and security researcher at SBA Research. At the age of 15, he started using Linux, later he worked as sysadmin, dug into the NetBSD kernel and worked on various FreeBSD projects. He wrote his master thesis on Linux kernel security and developed a fascination for side-channel attacks and software diversity. When not researching he is involved in the Vienna hacking community.

CPU vulnerabilities – where are we now?

Recently discovered side-channel vulnerabilities in processors and memory modules (such as Meltdown, the Spectre family or Rowhammer) require us to rethink fundamental assumptions of operating system design – we can no longer take proper memory management for granted. Today’s predictable operating system behavior may eventually be leveraged to leak information helping attackers. This talk gives a high-level overview of publicly known side-channel attacks as well as proposed defense strategies. We discuss how such attacks can (realistically) help intruders as well as the side-effects of stopping them.

Are you the next cyber security superstar?

If you are passionate about an information security topic or you have strong technical skills developing researches on your own, you should definitely Apply at Call for Papers. By submitting you will have the chance to showcase your work to +2000 attendees.

Other speakers joining this year

Radu-Emanuel Chiscariu

Security Research Engineer Ixia, a Keysight business

Jayson E. Street

VP Infosec at SphereNY

Maksim Iavich

CEO and President Scientific Cyber Security Association

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