Security Unlocked 1.20.21
Ep 11 | 1.20.21

Under the Hood: Ensuring Firmware Integrity

Show Notes

How do we ensure firmware integrity and security? Join hosts Nic Fillingham and Natalia Godyla and guest Nazmus Sakib, a Principal Lead Program Manager at Microsoft, to dive deeper and assess the complexities and challenges that come along with securing firmware - bootstraps and all!  

Megamind Bhavna Soman, a Senior Security Research Lead, joins us later in the show and we learn about her journey in optimizing AI and ML to improve efficiency in security and give the humans a break.  

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • How Microsoft ensures firmware integrity and security 
  • How firmware is making it harder for attackers
  • Where AI and ML will take threat intelligence in the near future 

Some Questions We Ask:

  • What is firmware? 
  • Do we know where firmware attacks begin? 
  • What does the threat landscape look like for firmware? 
  • What part of ML should be automated better so that humans can shift to other tasks? 


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Bhavna’s LinkedIn

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