February 1, 2019

IFSEC Global: Security Trends To Exploit – Or Defend Against – In 2019

Enveil CEO Ellison Anne Williams offers her insights on the cybersecurity trends that will emerge or intensify during 2019.

Excerpt: “High on CISOs’ 2019 wish list: trusted computing in untrusted spaces” - contributed by Ellison Anne Williams, CEO of Enveil.

"The security industry is built on the basic assumption that there are certain fundamental protections computers promise, such as the belief that basic processing elements (like kernel memory) are safe. The 2018 chip flaw disclosures by Intel and others rattled this basic understanding, exposing a massive memory attack surface and bringing attention to an often-overlooked security risk: the processing layer.

It’s not that memory attacks haven’t existed up to this point, but they haven’t previously been exposed this broadly. What 2018 brought to the forefront, 2019 is unlikely to eliminate.

We will see a steady drumbeat of these pervasive, foundation-rattling flaws continue to emerge, forcing enterprises to rethink long-held security assumptions and seek out solutions that will get out in front of the problem, rather than waiting for the next flaw to drop.

The chip flaws announced in 2018 may have been the most pervasive examples of memory attack surface vulnerabilities we’ve seen to date, but it certainly won’t be the last. High on CISOs’ 2019 wish list: trusted computing in untrusted spaces."

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