Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2020/469

Dedicated Security Chips in the Age of Secure Enclaves

Kari Kostiainen and Aritra Dhar and Srdjan Capkun

Abstract: Secure enclave architectures have become prevalent in modern CPUs and enclaves provide a flexible way to implement various hardware-assisted security services. But special-purpose security chips can still have advantages. Interestingly, dedicated security chips can also assist enclaves and improve their security.

Category / Keywords: applications / secure enclaves, security chips, trusted path, remote attestation, proximity verification

Original Publication (in the same form): To appear in IEEE Security & Privacy magazine's special issue on hardware-assisted security (Fall 2020)

Date: received 22 Apr 2020

Contact author: kari kostiainen at inf ethz ch

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