Countering Known and Emerging Threats
Defensive research efforts focus on developing hardware and software mitigations for new and emerging threats to protect Intel platforms and customer data on our platforms.
Research is driven by today’s threat landscape and discovery of new vulnerabilities and exploits that require mitigation strategies. Defensive research leads to new mitigation methods, helping improve product resiliency. This work aids the Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) efforts through:
- Developing new features to accelerate mitigations
- Helping triage incoming reports to verify researcher findings and assess risk
- Evaluating effectiveness of mitigations to measure robustness of fixes and how well they address root causes
Research also helps in the development of new security capabilities that enable our customers to create new usages. Security technologies that research contributed to include:
Intel® SGX illustrates our commitment to continuous adoption of research learnings, having evolved from a client to cloud solution. Intel SGX has been battle-hardened and our research has strengthened the posture and capabilities to protect user data in the cloud.
Advanced Cybersecurity Research
Collaborating with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), we’re conducting research to advance capabilities for hardening machine learning against adversary attacks and protecting the confidentiality, privacy, and security of big data.
We fund research in academia worldwide to help foster development of future technologies: