Short notice, but if you are reading this immediately and are in Bay Area, then you might be able to attend. The rest of us will have to hope they videotape this and share the archive.
Defending, detecting, and responding to hardware and firmware attacks
This presentation takes a different approach to hardware and firmware security by exploring how our enterprise defenders can recognize vulnerable systems and potential compromise. Defense begins with visibility, that means baselining kernel drivers, kernels, boot loaders, ACPI table content, SMBIOS metadata; it then continues into logging real time OS API-generated hardware events. This data and pipeline can fuel existing correlation and IoC collections to identify known good and eventually known bad. Creating production deployable and repeatable recipes for these somewhat esoteric features is essential. We will present a summary of immediate tools and actions for “deep systems defense”, an analysis of where our defenders remain blind to compromise, and recommendations on where our industry can focus tailored effort to generate massive impact.
Teddy is a Security Engineer at Facebook developing production security tools. He is very passionate about trustworthy, safe, and secure code development. He loves open source and collaborative engineering when scale, resiliency, and performance enable defensive and protective software design.