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Gramine Project

Thursday February 10, 2022 11am PST

Abstract

Confidential computing is a new form of computing that allows securing data “in use” via Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs). Intel® SGX is one such TEE for Confidential Computing. There is a strong desire to protect legacy applications by running in TEEs to shield themselves from untrusted system software (OS/VMM) with minimal developer intervention. Gramine is a Library OS that provides a flexible and modular architecture for securing unmodified Linux applications/binaries on Intel SGX. Gramine not only supports “Lift” and “Shift” for Linux applications/binaries, but also provides tools and framework for delivering end to end secure solution by automatically supporting remote attestation for verifying application integrity, protected file system for data confidentiality and integration with Docker containers for easy deployment in cloud environments. Gramine is a community maintained open source project and already supports many unmodified Linux applications.

Learn more about Gramine project at our website www.gramineproject.io  and Github https://github.com/gramineproject/gramine

Speakers

Chia-Che Tsai

Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University

Chia-Che Tsai is an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University. He earned his PhD from Stony Brook University and is the main developer of the Graphene library OS (now known as Gramine project).

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Don Porter

Associate Professor of Computer Science at UNC Chapel Hill

Don is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research develops better abstractions for managing concurrency and security, primarily in the operating system, and extends these abstractions to other portions of the technology stack as appropriate.

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Mona Vij

Principal Engineer at Intel Labs

Mona Vij is a Principal Engineer and Cloud and Data Center Security Research Manager at Intel Labs, where she focuses on Scalable Confidential Computing for end-to-end Cloud to Edge security. Mona leads the research engagements on Trusted execution with a number of universities.

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