PS: In other event news, the Fall UEFI Plugfest will be in Taipei instead of Seattle. See the presentations from the last plugfest for details.
IDF is happening later this month in San Francisco, and there are multiple firmware presentations there. I counted about a dozen presentations that focus on UEFI, BIOS, Redfish, and related topics. Use the Search dialog in below URL to find things.
Intel Developer Forum ended the other week:
The other day I posted a pointer to a Redfish/UEFI HTTP Boot talk at IDF, and commented that I wish I could find the video. A kind reader showed me how to navigate the cryptic IDF archive site:
The search function on that page works well, eg filtering on firmware. There are PDF and A/V links to many of them! IDF had 200 talks, many of them interesting to firmware security. For example, here’s the talk on Redfish from yesterday:
Samer El-Haj-Mahmoud, a System Firmware Architect at Hewlett-Packard, was kind enough to give me an URL to a recent presentation at Intel Developer Forum (IDF), on UEFI HTTP Boot and DMTF Redfish:
STTS001: Firmware in the Data Center:
Building a Modern Development Framework Using UEFI and Redfish REST APIs.
Mark Doron, Intel
Dong Wei, HP
Samer El-Jah-Mahmoud, HP
The HP/Intel co-presentation is on HTTP Boot and Redfish, and the UEFI based deployment solution on HP ProLiant Servers. Topics include PXE -vs- UEFI HTTP Boot, IPMI -vs- Redfish, and clarification of HP’s implementation -vs- recent UEFI 2.5/TianoCore implementation. I wish I could find audio or video archives of this talk, not just slides. 😦
I’m not a fan of URL-shorteners, and this is a LONG URL, I think you need all the stuff after the .pdf extension:
Also, check out the UEFI videos and other resources at HP’s site:
Recently, Intel announced STM, a way to help secure SMM.
So far, it appears the some of the expert firmware security researchers do not dissapprove of STM, though they wanted it earlier:
Intel just announced STM at IDF, read Vincent’s blog for more details:
I’ve been wondering about UEFI 2.5’s HTTP Boot support since the Tianocore checkins started, a few months ago:
Intel announced more on this today, preparing for their upcoming IDF presentations on the topic:
UEFI 2.5 also added DNS support to complete the network stack needed for UEFI HTTP boot. I’ve yet to see any vendor except HP announce a product yet, perhaps IDF will unveil new products from other vendors.