UEFI 2020 Virtual Plugfest Update: Security Week Webinar Lineup

July 28, 2020

Don’t miss the next series of webinars from the UEFI 2020 Virtual Plugfest: Security Week. The upcoming presentations will feature discussions on secure firmware and how memory safety issues lead to vulnerabilities in firmware. If you would like to register to attend these live webinars or view previous webinars, visit UEFI Forum BrightTALK channel. Read more about the Security focused webinars:

Best Practices for Secure Firmware Patching

Presented by Alex Bazhaniuk (Eclypsium) & Tim Lewis (Insyde Software) 

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 19 from 9:00 am PT – 9:45 am PT

Overview: This webinar will discuss best practices for updating firmware in the enterprise. Updating is critical to keeping systems safe and understandably why a firmware update plan is necessary, from both a system and device side. In this presentation, Insyde Software and Eclypsium address the topic of firmware updates and provide some best practices to add to an overall security strategy.  

Register for the webinar: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/18206/428894

Enabling Rust for UEFI Firmware

Presented by Jiewen Yao (Intel) & Vincent Zimmer (Intel)

Date & Time: Thursday, August 20 from 8:00 am PT – 8:45 am PT

Overview: This webinar will introduce work in progress to enable Rust, a modern language designed for memory safe operations, in EDK II. The session will also include use cases for Rust in EDK II, advantages of Rust when applied to firmware components, limitations in firmware environments and the types of issues that can be avoided by using a memory safe language in EDK II. Memory safety issues contributed to approximately 70% of recent security issues in software. In firmware, over 50% of reported issues in EDK II open source are related to memory safety.

Register for the webinar: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/18206/428896

Join Us Live

The BrightTALK is free to join and all our webinars are free of charge and open to the public. A recording of each webinar will be available on the UEFI BrightTALK Channel and the UEFI Forum YouTube channel after the presentation has concluded. If you register but are unable to attend the live presentation, you can view the presentation recording after the webinar concludes.

Questions about the UEFI Virtual Plugfest? Contact us at press@uefi.org.