The BIOS Disconnect – Scott Scheferman – PSW #702
Eclypsium researchers identified vulnerabilities affecting the BIOSConnect feature within Dell Client BIOS. This disconnect impacted 129 Dell models of consumer and business laptops, desktops, and tablets, including devices protected by Secure Boot and Dell Secured-core PCs. With cyber-attacks on the rise, firmware security, while often overlooked, might be the next battleground for attackers who continue to target enterprise VPNs and other network 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.