Applied Physical Attacks on x86 Systems - for FREE

Wed, May 04 2016, 9:00 AM - Thu, May 05 2016, 5:00 PM [PST]

7614 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR, 97217, United States


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Attendee - $20 will reserve your space and be refunded Partial Approval - $20.00

$20 refundable fee is to hold your space. You'll get your $20 back as long as you show up, and promise me you were laid off from Intel.

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Registration closes on - 05/04/2016

If you would like to pitch in, whether you're attending or not, I hope to provide lunch, cover my equipment expenses, and make a donation to Ctrl-H for use of their space with these funds.

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Wed, May 04 2016, 9:00 AM - Thu, May 05 2016, 5:00 PM [PST]

About the Event

Before starting my training business in 2012, I had worked at Intel in Hillsboro for 8 years. For all of my former coworkers who were recently laid off, I'd like to offer my class, Applied Physical Attacks on x86 Systems, for FREE. Some might find it helps them pivot their hardware validation skills to hardware security. Others might find it helpful to brush up on hardware security as they prepare to interview elsewhere. Some might just need something to occupy some newfound free time. 

I can only accomodate about 20 people, so I am asking for a refundable $20 registration to hold your space. You'll get your $20 back when you show up, and promise me you were in fact laid off from intel.

If you're gainfully employed but still interested in the class, please check out my paid offerings:

Portland, October 10-13th

Black Hat, July 30- August 2nd

This course introduces and explores attacks on several different relatively accessible interfaces on x86 systems. Attendees will get hands-on experience implementing and deploying a number of low-cost hardware devices to enable access, privilege, and deception which is in some cases imperceptible from software.

The course has several modules. Each begins with an architectural overview of an interface, and follows with a series of labs for hands-on practice understanding, observing, interacting with, and exploiting the interface, finishing with either potentially exploitable crashes or directly to root shells.

Familiarity with linux command lines and low level programming languages is helpful to get the most out of this class, though not 100% essential.

For full details and a course outline, see

This public class will span 2 days and will be held the Craft Lab at CTRL-H in Portland, OR:

Contact if you have any questions, if you're interested in other classes, or you'd like to schedule a private class.

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There is far too much hardware security work to be done by the small pool of hardware security experts. To meet that need, offers courses, workshops, and curriculum to help introduce and ramp existing software security experts and hardware validation experts into the field of hardware security.

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