SecureSwitch: BIOS-Assisted Isolation and Switch between Trusted and Untrusted Commodity OSes
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Date: 7 Feb 2012
Document Type: Briefing Papers
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Associated Event: NDSS Symposium 2012
We introduce a novel BIOS-assisted mechanism for secure generation and management of trusted execution environments. Our approach is capable of completely segregating trusted and untrusted operations. The aim is to be user friendly and swiftly switch – it takes approximately 6 seconds – between execution environments running in a physical machine without requiring any specialized hardware, OS, or application modifications.