Not-So-Secure Boot – Jesse Michael, Mickey Shkatov – PSW #751



We welcome the infamous Eclypsium security researchers Mickey and Jesse to talk about Secure Boot vulnerabilities. They walk us through the history of Secure Boot, how it works, previous research they’ve performed (“Boothole”), and some details on their current research presented at Defcon this year in a talk titled “One bootloader to rule them all”. Visit https://www.securityweekly.com/psw for all the latest episodes!

Full Episode Show Notes

Not-So-Secure Boot

Guests

Jesse Michael

Jesse Michael – Principal Researcher at Eclypsium

@jessemichael

Jesse Michael is an experienced security researcher focused on vulnerability detection and mitigation who has worked at all layers of modern computing environments from exploiting worldwide corporate network infrastructure down to hunting vulnerabilities inside processors at the hardware design level. His primary areas of expertise include reverse engineering embedded firmware and exploit development. He has also presented research at DEF CON, Black Hat, PacSec, Hackito Ergo Sum, Ekoparty, and BSides Portland.

Mickey Shkatov

Mickey Shkatov – Security Researcher at Eclypsium

@HackingThings

Hosts

Paul Asadoorian

Paul Asadoorian – Founder at Security Weekly

@securityweekly

Paul Asadoorian is the founder of Security Weekly, which was acquired by CyberRisk Alliance. Paul spent time “in the trenches” implementing security programs for a lottery company and then a large university. Paul is offensive, having spent several years as a penetration tester. As Product Evangelist for Tenable Network Security, Paul built a library of materials on the topic of vulnerability management. When not hacking together embedded systems (or just plain hacking them) or coding silly projects in Python, Paul can be found researching his next set of headphones.

Tyler Robinson

Tyler Robinson – Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc Security, Founder & CEO at Dark Element

@tyler_robinson

As the Managing Director of Offensive Security & Research at Trimarc, Tyler leads a team of high-performance security professionals within the offensive security field by simulating sophisticated adversaries and creating scalable offensive security platforms using the latest techniques as seen in the wild. With over 2 decades of experience, Tyler specializes in Red Teaming, APT threat modeling, blackbox network penetration testing, and Physical/Social-Engineering. Tyler has presented at multiple conferences including BSides, DefCon and Blackhat panels, SANS security events and to multiple branches of the military.