Since the discovery of Spectre and Meltdown, the security community has put a lot of effort into discovering new speculative execution attacks but still built on top of variants of the same speculation techniques, for example, by mistraining yet another predictor, and much less attention was devoted to the analysis of the root causes of speculation itself.
Hany is a Ph.D. candidate at VUSec, the Systems and Network Security Research Group at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In his research, he focuses on hardware security, microarchitectural attacks, and fuzzing. Previously, Hany worked on CrossTalk, the first cross-core microarchitectural attack.
Enrico is a Ph.D. student at the System Security Group at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUSec). His current research focuses on microarchitectural attacks and all intrinsic threats introduced by hardware design flaws.