UDK2018 Security Feature Roundup


Researchers from Intel's Platform Armoring and Resiliency team will walk through the evolution of various firmware threat models as a result of the low-level skill advancement of software and hardware adversaries. In response, TianoCore added new in the UEFI Development Kit 2018 (UDK2018) release, along with enhancing existing security features.

This session provides real-world examples of several attack classes along with effective mitigation techniques against them. Topics include an introduction to platform security, an update on changes to the UEFI threat model, and a walkthrough of a critical Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) security features (ex: HTTPS boot, pre-boot DMA protection using VT-d, guard page protection for potential stack/heap overflows).