If you’re in the Seattle area and want to see Vincent Zimmer of Intel give a recap of his presentations at the Platform Security Summit and the Open Source Firmware Conference, attend the December DC206 Meeting, the monthly Seattle-area DEF CON user group:
What: December Seattle Locksport and DC206 Meeting When: Dec 16th (3rd Sundays), 11:00am-~4:00pm Where: Black Lodge Research Who: (Vincent, Noah, Zach, Dune, Panic, and the DC206 community)
Open Source IA Firmware
Vincent Zimmer, Intel Corp.
Provide highlights on the open source firmware ecosystem, including
details from the Platform Security Summit and Open Source Firmware
If you missed the Intel presentation from BlackHat Briefings this summer, and if you are in the Seattle area this Sunday, Vincent Zimmer of Intel will be reprising this presentation at the DC206 Meeting at the Black Lodge Research hackerspace.
What: Oct DC206 Meeting: Firmware is the New Black When: October 15th, 1-3pm Who: Vincent Zimmer Where: Black Lodge Research
Firmware is the New Black – Analyzing Past Three Years of BIOS/UEFI Security Vulnerabilities
In recent years, we witnessed the rise of firmware-related vulnerabilities, likely a direct result of increasing adoption of exploit mitigations in major/widespread operating systems – including for mobile phones. Pairing that with the recent (and not so recent) leaks of government offensive capabilities abusing supply chains and using physical possession to persist on compromised systems, it is clear that firmware is the new black in security. This research looks into BIOS/UEFI platform firmware, trying to help making sense of the threat. We present a threat model, discuss new mitigations that could have prevented the issues and offer a categorization of bug classes that hopefully will help focusing investments in protecting systems (and finding new vulnerabilities). Our data set comprises of 90+ security vulnerabilities handled by Intel Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) in the past 3 years and the analysis was manually performed, using white-box and counting with feedback from various BIOS developers within the company (and security researchers externally that reported some of the issues – most of the issues were found by internal teams, but PSIRT is involved since they were found to also affect released products).
What: UEFI security tools talk and lab
When: July DC206 Meeting, 2015-07-19
Where: BlackLodgeResearch.org, Redmond.WA.US
Who: Lee, the newbie blogger behind FirmwareSecurity.com
Why: I want copies of your ROMs. 🙂