Prof. Mark Silberstein won the first prize at the Cyber Security Applied Worldwide competition (CSAW) in the European region, for his paper –
“SpecFuzz: Bringing Spectre-type vulnerabilities to the surface”, about efficient protection of computer systems against recent CPU vulnerabilities,
Mark’s student, Meni Orenbach – also won the 3rd prize at CSAW competition in Israel (competition between all Israeli submissions only)
His paper is called “Autarky: Closing controlled channels with self-paging enclaves” , and it was published at Eurosys’20 in collaboration with Microsoft Research Redmond.
This paper shows the way to protect a security subsystem in modern CPUs from potentially devastating privacy attacks.
https://www.csaw.io/research (see the PDF)