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) handler — code that allows a machine to make adjustments on the hardware level — as part of the open source firmware platform Coreboot.
Open-source project from NSA researchers will allow for protection against firmware attacks - CyberScoop
A years-long project that could better protect machines from firmware attacks will soon be available to the public, according to an NSA researcher.