|17 Apr||Monday||09:00 to 17:00 CEST/GMT+2||8 Hours – Presentations & Hands-on exercises|
|18 Apr||Tuesday||09:00 to 17:00 CEST/GMT+2||8 Hours – Presentations & Hands-on exercises|
|19 Apr||Wednesday||09:00 to 17:00 CEST/GMT+2||8 Hours – Presentations & Hands-on exercises|
|20 Apr||Thursday||09:00 to 17:00 CEST/GMT+2||8 Hours – Presentations & Hands-on exercises|
Secure Boot is fundamental for assuring the authenticity of the Trusted Code Base (TCB) of embedded devices. Recent attacks on Secure Boot, on a wide variety of devices such as video game consoles and mobile phones, indicate that Secure Boot vulnerabilities are widespread.
The BootPwn experience puts you in the attacker’s seat in order to explore the attack surface of Secure Boot while identifying and exploiting interesting vulnerabilities applicable to real-world devices. Moreover, it’s hands-on, well-guided and driven by an exciting jeopardy-style format.
Your journey starts with achieving a comprehensive understanding of Secure Boot. You will learn how hardware and software are used to assure the integrity and confidentiality of the software of an embedded device. You will then use this understanding for identifying interesting vulnerabilities across the entire Secure Boot attack surface. You will be challenged to exploit these vulnerabilities using multiple realistic scenarios.
All practical exercises are performed on our custom emulated attack platform which is based on publicly available code bases.
As an attacker, you will be able to:
You will be guided towards an interesting range attack vectors and vulnerabilities specific for Secure Boot, which can be leveraged for novel and creative exploits, allowing you to refine your skills to a new level.
Do not worry if your reverse engineering or exploiting skills are rusty or non-existing. You do not need to be an software security expert nor do we aim to make you one. Nevertheless, many exercises can be completed in complex way which keeps the exercises interesting to experienced students as well.
The BootPwn experience takes you on a 4-day journey of 8 hours where you will attend lectures and perform exciting hands-on exercises.
You will get access to a personal VM which contains all the required tooling. It’s expected that not all of the exercises are finalized within the training hours. Therefore, you will have access to this VM forever so you can continue with the exercises after the training has ended.
Niek Timmers (@tieknimmers) is a security researcher at Raelize providing support for developing, analyzing and testing the security of embedded devices. He has been analyzing and testing the security of devices for over a decade. Usually his interest is sparked by technologies where the hardware is fundamentally present. He shared his research on topics like Secure Boot and Fault Injection at various conferences like Black Hat, Bluehat, HITB, hardwear.io. and NULLCON.
What students say about his training:
“I really enjoyed the hands-on experience. It was awesome.”
“Learned a lot! The course system is exceptional;, I have not seen anything like it..”
“I think this was a pretty good experience, lots of breadth covered. Appreciate the exercises, think this gives me a lot of confidence in trying to explore boot-time stuff further. 10/10.”
“I really enjoyed the training. I had a lot of fun with exercises, and I learned new approaches to several problems!”
“I learned a lot and my expectations new fully met. Thanks!.”