More than one year ago, security researchers at Google Project Zero have disclosed a series of hardware vulnerabilities affecting Intel® x86 microprocessors. Leveraging a feature of modern processors called speculative execution, as well as timing...
Author - Dan Horea LUȚAȘ
Senior Research Lead, GEMMA (Generic Exploit Mitigations for Mainstream Applications)
In 14+ years of experience in Information Security (all with Bitdefender), Dan tried to grasp many aspects of this complex topic – technical (operating systems internals, networking, hypervisor technologies), non-technical (auditing of information systems, security management), defensive (malware analysis, development of advanced detection and prevention technologies) and offensive (penetration testing, vulnerability analysis) – in order to have a holistic view of the domain. He obtained several InfoSec certifications (CISSP, CEH, CISA, OSCP, OSCE). Since 2016 he holds a PhD from Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (TUCN). His current role with Bitdefender involves developing dynamic exploit detection techniques which are incorporated in all Bitdefender products. He teaches Information Systems Auditing and Incident Response & Forensics courses at a Master program in TUCN. He is the author / co-author of 5 scientific papers and 5 US patents regarding low-level hypervisor security.