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July 9 - 11, 2019 | Chicago, Illinois
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Wednesday, July 10 • 11:05am - 11:50am
How TrenchBoot is Enabling Measured Launch for Open-Source Platform Security - Daniel Smith, Apertus Solutions

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TrenchBoot is a cross-community OSS integration project for hardware-rooted, late launch integrity of open and proprietary systems. It provides a general purpose, open-source DRTM kernel for measured system launch and attestation of device integrity to trust-centric access infrastructure. TrenchBoot closes the UEFI Measurement Gap and reduces the need to trust system firmware. This talk will introduce TrenchBoot architecture and a recent collaboration with Oracle to launch the Linux kernel directly with Intel TXT or AMD SVM Secure Launch. It will propose mechanisms for integrating the Xen hypervisor into a TrenchBoot system launch. DRTM-enabled capabilities for client, server and embedded platforms will be presented for consideration by the Xen community.

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Daniel Smith

Chief Technologist, Apertus Solutions
Daniel Smith began using Linux in 1997, building Linux-based endpoint security solutions in 2004 and contributing to the OpenXT virtualization platform in 2014, later serving as release manager for OpenXT 7.0. He developed the first open-source implementation of DRTM forward sealing... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2019 11:05am - 11:50am CDT
Contemporary, 6th Floor
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