Built into virtually every hardware device, firmware is lower-level software that is programmed to ensure that hardware functions properly.
As software security has been significantly hardened over the past two decades, hackers have responded by moving down the stack to focus on firmware entry points. Firmware offers a target that basic security controls can’t access or scan as easily as software, while allowing them to persist and continue leveraging many of their tried and true attack techniques.
Joining us on this week's Research Saturday is Maggie Jauregui, security researcher at Intel, to discuss this issue.
The research can be found here: