Patch Management, Security Research

The BIOS Disconnect – Scott Scheferman – PSW #702

July 16, 2021

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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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Full Episode Show Notes

The BIOS Disconnect

Guests

Scott Scheferman

Scott Scheferman - Principal Strategist at Eclypsium

@transhackerism

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.

Hosts

Jeff Man

Jeff Man - #HackingisNotaCrime Advocate, Sr. InfoSec Consultant at Online Business Systems

@MrJeffMan

Cryptanalyst, infosec analyst, pioneering ex-NSA pen tester, PCI specialist and certified security curmudgeon. Currently a Sr. InfoSec Consultant for Online Business Systems.

Lee Neely

Lee Neely - Senior Cyber Analyst at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

@lelandneely

Lee Neely is a senior IT and security professional at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) with over 25 years of experience. He has been involved in many aspects of IT from system integration and quality testing to system and security architecture since 1986. He has had extensive experience with a wide variety of technology and applications from point implementations to enterprise solutions. Lee has worked with securing information systems since he installed his first firewall in 1989.

Paul Asadoorian

Paul Asadoorian - Founder at Security Weekly

@securityweekly

Paul Asadoorian is the founder of Security Weekly, which was acquired by CyberRisk Alliance. Paul spent time “in the trenches” implementing security programs for a lottery company and then a large university. Paul is offensive, having spent several years as a penetration tester. As Product Evangelist for Tenable Network Security, Paul built a library of materials on the topic of vulnerability management. When not hacking together embedded systems (or just plain hacking them) or coding silly projects in Python, Paul can be found researching his next set of headphones.

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