Advanced threat actors always are looking for a stealthy place to gain long-term persistence with a low presence on the radars of security solutions. Historically firmware it’s one of the overlooked places below the operating system which with significant complexity growth over the last few years give attackers a sweet spot to go below the detections from most of the security solutions. This talk will be focused on how we can improve the situation as defenders, and what kind of research areas will be interesting to cover to help the industry to recover from repeatable failures in firmware security.
Alex Matrosov is CEO and Founder of Binarly Inc. where he builds an AI-powered platform to protect devices against emerging firmware threats. Alex has more than two decades of experience with reverse engineering, advanced malware analysis, firmware security, and exploitation techniques. He served as Chief Offensive Security Researcher at Nvidia and Intel Security Center of Excellence (SeCoE). Alex is the author of numerous research papers and the bestselling award-winning book Rootkits and Bootkits: Reversing Modern Malware and Next Generation Threats. He is a frequently invited speaker at security conferences, such as REcon, Black Hat, Offensivecon, WOOT, DEF CON, and many others. Additionally, he was awarded multiple times by Hex-Rays for his open-source contributions to the research community.
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