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February 11, 2021
February 11, 2021

A Deep Dive into Conclave 1.0

Another day, another vulnerability, another hack. Losing control of critical personal data feels random and inevitable (here’s one very recent example). It’d be great if we could trust IT service providers, but we can’t. Even if they’re totally respectable pillars of society who have only the best intentions, the difficulty of keeping networks secure means… Read more »

February 11, 2021
February 11, 2021

Introducing Conclave

R3 launched Conclave this week, a new platform that makes it easy to build privacy-protecting solutions, through the use of Confidential Computing. But what is Confidential Computing, why should you care and why is Conclave the platform to watch? The data sharing dilemma Imagine you’re a hospital administrator whose mouse is hovering over the “submit”… Read more »

February 11, 2021
February 11, 2021

Conclave: Secure Confidential Computing

You might have heard this phrase — “Data is the new Currency”, very true indeed. Over the past decade, we have been inventing technologies that use data to benefit humans in ways unimaginable. Thus data is precious and should be protected from misuse in all ways possible. While we have ways to protect data from unauthorized access,… Read more »

January 21, 2021
January 21, 2021

Protect your Crown Jewels with Conclave

In 1671, a man named Thomas Blood almost managed to steal the Crown Jewels. He achieved this by befriending the keeper of the jewels, Talbot Edwards. After gaining his trust, Blood convinced Edwards to let him into the Jewel House to show the jewels to Blood and his companions. Once the thieves had been let… Read more »

January 21, 2021
January 21, 2021

The Power and Hidden Danger of Strategic Assumptions

Inviolable truths about the limits of technology govern every industry… until they don’t. “You can’t do that with client data” will soon be one of them… Are consumer-grade camera manufacturers stupid? No. And yet they have presided over a near total collapse in sales in the last decade, and are experiencing profit shrinkage of existential… Read more »

December 08, 2020
December 08, 2020

2021: The Year We Start Securing Data Even When In Use

Remember when Apple first allowed you to put “1,000 songs in your pocket”? Few of us now remember the days when we had to carry around a wallet of CDs and a discman if we wanted to listen to music on the move. But notice how we barely even remember iPods, either! Something that seemed… Read more »

November 18, 2020
November 18, 2020

Conclave Beta 4: Load enclave from Corda and more

There’s a new version of Conclave out and about, with a whole lot of exciting new features. Writing secure enclaves in JVM languages just got easier, so download the SDK and let’s go over what’s been added. Easy deployment to Azure Azure probably has the best support for SGX of all the clouds right now,… Read more »

October 27, 2020
October 27, 2020

A Simple Explanation of Confidential Computing: Part One

Reimagining the padlock in your browser You’re probably reading this article in a web browser. And there’s probably a little padlock on the address bar somewhere. This is how you know you’re “secure”. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself what that actually means? Secure in what way? What does that padlock actually represent?… Read more »

October 26, 2020
October 26, 2020

CordaCon 2020 developer highlights — day two

Let’s pick up from where we left off with the previous article on CordaCon 2020 developer highlights — day one. Take your pick of these exciting talks from the second day of our annual flagship event CordaCon 2020.

August 11, 2020
August 11, 2020

Conclave Beta 3: GraalVM, Mail, more

A new Conclave release finishes off the core feature set you need Today we’re announcing a new beta release of Conclave, a platform that makes it easy to use secure hardware enclaves with Java. You can use enclaves to: Solve complex multi-party data problems, by running programs on a computer that prevents the hardware owner from seeing… Read more »