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Wednesday, July 1 • 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Running Sensitive Workloads on Untrusted Hosts: Project Enarx - Mike Bursell & Nathaniel McCallum, Red Hat

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There are many sensitive workloads that you shouldn't entrust to a public cloud to run, or may even have concerns about running on on-premises systems. Trusted Execution Environments (TEEs) such as Intel's SGX and AMD's SEV provide a great opportunity to help secure these workloads, but they're not easy to use.

Enarx is a project which aims to make it simple to deploy workloads to a variety of different TEE technologies in the cloud, on premises or elsewhere, whilst ensuring that your application workload is as secure as possible. It is written in Rust, and provides a WebAssembly (WASI) runtime. This session will outline the various parts of the sensitive workload deployment problem and how Enarx is architected to solve them, including attestation, a key pain point when considering deployment on TEEs. It will also include a demo of the current state of Enarx and talk about opportunities for involvement in the project.

Enarx is a fully open source project, under the Apache 2.0 license, and a part of the Confidential Computing Consortium, a Linux Foundation community project.

Differences from previous version:
- new code, architecture, demo
- accent on open source & ecosystem

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Nathaniel McCallum

Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat, Inc.
Nathaniel is a Principal Software Engineer for Red Hat's Security and Identity group. By day, he tackles tough security problems. By night, he tackles his five children. He is the author of a variety of security related technologies, including: 2FA for Fr
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Mike Bursell

Chief Security Architect, Congruus
I've been in and around Open Source since around 1997, and have been running (GNU) Linux as my main desktop at home and work since then: not always easy... I'm a security bod and architect, and am currently employed as Chief Security Architect for Red Hat.

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