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Computer Science Colloquia

Thursday, April 7, 2011
Jonathan McCune

Host: Dave Evans

MEC 205, 15:30:00

Firmware Integrity on Peripheral Devices???

Very little exists to protect the integrity of the firmware  controlling low-level operations inside of today's peripherals,  including network interfaces, disk controllers, and graphics processors. However, recent advances in software-based attestation are highly applicable in this environment. This talk will introduce the problem and describe some recent work on potential solutions.

Jonathan McCune is a Research Systems Scientist for CyLab at Carnegie Mellon University. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and received the A.G. Jordan thesis award. He received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Virginia (UVA). Jonathan's research interests include secure systems, trusted computing, virtualization, and spontaneous interaction between mobile devices. When keyboards and LCDs get to be too much for him, Jon can usually be found riding a bike.

Reception after talk in OLS 224