22 August 2019

How an NSA researcher plans to allow everyone to guard against firmware attacks


Written by Shannon Vavra Aug 22, 2019 | CYBERSCOOP A years-long project from researchers at the National Security Agency that could better protect machines from firmware attacks will soon be available to the public, the lead NSA researcher on the project tells CyberScoop. The project will increase security in machines essentially by placing a machine’s firmware in a container to isolate it from would-be attackers. A layer of protection is being added to the System Management Interrupt (SMI) [...]