Confidential Computing

Confidential Computing




Security and privacy are arguably the most significant concerns for enterprises and consumers using public cloud platforms. The confidential computing group at Microsoft Research Cambridge has been conducting pioneering research in the design of systems that guarantee strong security and privacy properties to cloud users. We are also interested in new technologies and applications that security and privacy can uncover (e.g., blockchains and multi-party machine learning). Some of the areas we work on include:

  • Blockchain technology
  • Confidential AI
  • Confidential data analytics
  • Secure hardware design
  • Side-channel resilience
  • Software security and memory safety
  • Verified security and cryptography (see Everest)