Hackers Hitting Below The Belt – Scott Scheferman – PSW #671
In 2020 attackers are increasingly targeting firmware and hardware - going below the operating system to hide from traditional security solutions and gain persistence. Both nation state actors and criminals are exploiting vulnerable, exposed firmware on network and VPN devices, and recently a new UEFI rootkit dubbed #MosaicRegressor was found in the wild. We'll discuss how and why attackers are targeting firmware and hardware, and the steps security professionals can take to gain visibility into this attack surface and protect enterprise devices.
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Scott, aka “Shagghie” in the community, is a public speaker, thought leader and cyber strategist. With decades of cyber consulting in both Federal and Commercial domains, he brings strong opinions and insight into any topic covering cyber, privacy, AI/ML, or the intersections of these. Winner of the first defcon badge-hacking contest and a defcon music artist, he currently works to bring urgent awareness to the device and firmware attack surface now being readily exploited.