Could security vulnerabilities in Intel hardware compromise Enigma data?


#1

I read about the vulnerabilities in Intel SGX, such as using enclaves to protect malware, or accessing SGX data using side-channel attacks against the SGX SDK/cache.

In November 2017, exploits in the Intel Management Engine we found, and a firmware update was rapidly released.

Could future exploits targeting Intel hardware compromise Enigma data? Will protection rest entirely with Intel, or will Enigma be working proactively to mitigate these types of threats?


#2

Everything is possible in a rapidly moving environment, that said, we are building our architecture using several security layers that do not rely on a single point of failure in order to mitigate such case. For example, the use of MPC to perform different computations will eliminate the need for SGX in various cases.