Quarterly journal published in SPbPU
and edited by prof. Dmitry Zegzhda
Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
Institute of computer sciences and technologies
information security of computer systems
Information Security Problems. Computer Systems
Published since 1999.
ISSN 2071-8217
CPU MICROARCHITECTURAL VULNERABILITIES IN THE CONTEXT OF JOINT APPLICATION OF HARDWARE FOR INFORMATION PROTECTION AND VIRTUALIZATION TECHNOLOGIES IN AUTOMATED SYSTEMS

Zhuravlev D.A., Gribunin V.G., Neustroev A.V., Poleshenkov D.D.

Annotation: This article discusses the limitations of the combined use of information protection hardware and virtualization technologies due to the presence of microarchitectural vulnerabilities in processors. A conclusion is made about the possibility and boundary conditions for the safe use of untrusted software in automated systems, where information is protected from unauthorized access through the joint use of hardware information security modules and a trusted hypervisor.
Keywords: automated systems, virtualization technologies, processor microarchitectural vulnerabilities