I missed this, earlier this month. Wow, Apple has hired MANY great UEFI security researchers. Looking forward to seeing the results of their product.
I hope the open source project Voltron, and his EFI tools will be maintained. It seems some who join Apple are not permitted to work on open source projects.
(In vaguely-related news, last night my MacBook just self-destructed, the non-replacable battery expanded and popped the system open, knocking the trackpad out. The sausage expired. 😦