Great! I will be there!

Monday, April 16, 2018
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Surf Incubator
999 3RD Avenue Suite 700 · Seattle, WA

<https://www.meetup.com/TA3M-SEA/events/qqffppyxgbwb/>

Thanks

On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 12:50 PM, Lee Fisher <uni...@riseup.net> wrote:

>
> On 04/13/2018 04:33 AM, Lane Rasberry wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am in Seattle [...]
> > Is anyone free and interested to meet up at any time Monday [...]
>
> 3rd Mondays is, of course, TA3M Seattle, SURF Incubator downtown.
>
> All from Wikipedia are invited.
>
> Lane was one of the first people that helped me get TA3M organized, with
> local contacts, though he was in NY.
>
> Details:
>
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: [ta3m-seattle-announce] We're on for Monday April 16 TA3M:
> Firmware Security and SPC, Emerald Onion Updates
> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:26:16 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Paul English <tallp...@engmooski.net>
> Reply-To: Paul English <tallp...@engmooski.net>
> To: Seattle Privacy <seattlepriv...@lists.riseup.net>
> CC: ta3m-seattle-annou...@lists.riseup.net,
> ta3m-seattle-disc...@lists.riseup.net
>
>
> ...and also thanks to TA3M organizers, we've also got a meetup.com
> thingie.
>
> Join us on Meetup.com!
> https://www.meetup.com/TA3M-SEA/
> (note: RSVPing via meetup.com will assist with food and space planning.
> If you’d rather not use meetup.com, a more private / secure channel RSVP
> would be welcome)
>
>
> https://www.meetup.com/TA3M-SEA/events/qqffppyxgbwb/
> https://seattleprivacy.org/event/ta3m-seattle-for-april-
> 2018-firmware-security/
>
> TA3M Seattle for April 2018: Firmware Security and SPC, Emerald Onion
> Updates
> April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
> Event Navigation
> « TA3M Seattle for March 2018: Securing the 2020 Election Process
> April  16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
>
> SURF Incubator
> 999 3rd Ave Suite 700
> Seattle, 98104 United States
>
> 6:30 – 7 Casual chat, Cryptoparty / PGP key exchange / Signal
> Verification, Intro slide(s)
>
> We’ll have pizza! **
>
> ============
>
> 7-7:30 Emerald Onion Update
>
> Emerald Onion has been online for 10 months now! They will provide an
> update of current work, and future ideals. More info at
> https://emeraldonion.org/
>
> 7:30 – 8:00 Seattle Privacy Coalition General Meeting / Update
>
> SPC Topic(s) TBA
> 8:00-9:00 – Firmware Malware Self-Defense
>
> Paul English and Lee Fisher, PreOS Security
>
> For attackers, platform firmware is the new software.
>
> Activists, journalists, lawyers – regardless of your threat model, the
> first steps are to secure the operating system, passwords / phrases, use
> 2 factor authentication and disk encryption.
>
> Firmware security is an advanced topic, but well worth understanding,
> particularly with data on portable devices and the risk of the Evil Maid
> Attack.
>
> Most systems include hundreds of firmwares – UEFI or BIOS, PCIe
> expansion ROMs, USB controller drivers, s torage controller host and
> disk/SSD drivers. Firmware-level hosted malware, bare-metal or
> virtualized, is nearly invisible to normal security detection tools, has
> full control of your system, and can often continue running even when
> the system is “powered off”. Security Firms (eg, “Hacking Team” sell
> UEFI 0days to the highest bidder), and government agencies include
> firmware-level malware (eg, Wikileak’ed Vault7 CIA EFI malware).
> Defenders need to catch-up, and learn to defend their systems against
> firmware-level malware. In this presentation, we’ll cover the NIST SP
> (147,147b,155,193) secure firmware guidance, for citizens, rather than
> vendors/enterprises. We’ll discuss the problem of firmware-level
> malware, and cover some open source tools (FlashROM, CHIPSEC, etc.) to
> help detect malware on your system. We’llbe discussing a new open source
> tool we’ve just released to help make it easier for you to do this check.
>
> Paul is CEO and Lee is CTO of PreOS Security, a local firmware security
> startup focused on helping enterprises defend their systems firmware.
> Lee co-founded TA3M Seattle, Paul is one of TA3M Seattle’s main
> organizers. PreOS Security has been funding TA3M’s pizza up until recent
> Cloudflare transition
>
> =============
>
> Pizza sponsored by Cloudflare.
>
> https://blog.cloudflare.com/cloudflare-wants-to-buy-your-
> meetup-group-pizza/
>
> Be prepared that there will be an opt-out group photo, taken from the
> back of the room to fulfill the sponsorship requirements.
>



-- 
Lane Rasberry
user:bluerasberry on Wikipedia
206.801.0814
l...@bluerasberry.com
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