There’s been a lot buzz lately about UEFI Secure Booting, and the ability of hardware and software manufacturers to lock out third-party loaders (and rootkits). Even the NSA has been advocating the adoption of measured boot and hardware-based integrity checks. But what does this trend mean to the open source and hacker communities? In this talk I’ll give a demo of measured boot, show the data that’s collected, and discuss the weaknesses of the system.
Dan is the founder of JW Secure, a Seattle-based security software company. He has published several articles on security software development, as well as on IT security, and is a frequent conference speaker. Dan holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Washington and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Indiana University.