AMD, Google's partner in an unprecedented EPYC Cybersecurity Effort

AMD, Google’s partner in an unprecedented EPYC Cybersecurity Effort

AMD and Google have announced an intricate, high-level collaboration on cybersecurity research for AMD’s server-class EPYC CPUs, a collaboration that has now been running for five years. According to Wired, the partnership leveraged two Google Cloud Security research teams along with Google’s Project Zero (a cybersecurity research arm within the company) and AMD’s firmware group.

The goal was to test AMD’s security hardware and processors through seemingly unprecedented access to AMD’s source code and security mechanisms. In the post-mortem collaboration report (ongoing), the partnership announced the discovery and implementation of mitigation for 19 security vulnerabilities in total. That’s 19 fewer attack vectors on one of the world’s most successful server architectures.

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