The first keynote speaker is known — ZeroNights 2019
The first keynote speaker is known

Alex Matrosov is the first ZeroNights 2019 keynote! 

Alex will deliver a talk «Hardware Security is Hard: how hardware boundaries define platform security».

Alex Matrosov is a leading offensive security researcher at NVIDIA. He has more than two decades of experience with reverse engineering, advanced malware analysis, firmware security, and exploitation techniques. Before joining NVIDIA, Alex served as Principal Security Researcher at Intel Security Center of Excellence (SeCoE), spent more than six years in the Intel Advanced Threat Research team, and was Senior Security Researcher at ESET. Alex has authored and co-authored numerous research papers and is a frequent speaker at security conferences, including REcon, ZeroNights, Black Hat, DEFCON, and others.

In nowadays, it’s difficult to find any hardware vendor who develops all the components present in their platform. The big piece of it outsourced to OEM’s include firmware too. That creates additional complexity and limits hardware vendor control under the platform. That creates not only supply chain security risks but also produce security gaps in the threat modeling process by design.

In most of the cases hardware vendor 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. This talk will look through the prism security problems and vulnerabilities created over those architecture design mistakes.

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