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SINCON 2021 Conference Keynote — Blind Spots of Platform Security — by Alex Matrosov

Updated: Nov 5, 2021

SINCON 2021 Conference Keynote

Day 1 (05 Nov 2021) 10.30am—11.30am @ Open Stage

Blind Spots of Platform Security: Hardware & Firmware Challenges


Nowadays, it’s difficult to find any hardware vendor who develops all the components present in its products. The big piece of it outsourced to OEM’s includes firmware too. That creates additional complexity and limits to hardware vendors to have full control of their hardware products. That creates not only additional supply chain security risks but also produces security gaps in the threat modeling process by design. In most cases hardware vendors separate threat model and security boundaries for each hardware component present on the platform but in reality, it misses a lot of details which is directly reflected on platform security. In this talk, we will look over the prism hardware and firmware forensics with threat intelligence sauce.

About Alex Matrosov

ALEX MATROSOV is the founder and CEO of BINARLY (which builds a platform to secure a firmware supply chain). He has over two decades of experience with reverse engineering, advanced malware analysis, and firmware/hardware security. He served as Chief Offensive Security Researcher at Nvidia before founding his own company. He is a frequent speaker at security conferences and the author of numerous research papers.

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