Enhance cybersecurity awareness and survivability for DoD, industry partners, and academia in the face of the ever-increasing threat of cyber attacks. Cybersecurity (CS) includes managing risks related to the use, processing, storage, and transmission of information and the systems and processes used for those purposes, including analog and physical form. CS includes information availability, identification and authentication, confidentiality, integrity, and non-repudiation as well as the economic considerations with respect to selection of CS techniques, CS processes, and industry trends.
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A new exploit could potentially steal encrypted data was discovered pertaining to CPU architecture. By taking advantage of hyper-threading attackers could view other information being processed by the CPU. A vulnerability code named PortSmash does exactly that. One way to protect against the flaw is to disable SMT hyper-threading.
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