IOActive’s VP of semiconductor security services to show how to reverse engineer low level chips
Seattle, WA ― April 18, 2013. – IOActive, Inc., a leading provider of application security, compliance and smart grid security services, today announced Christopher Tarnovsky, vice president of semiconductor security services at the company, will present at DESIGN West’s Black Hat Embedded Security Summit on the topic of Low level chip reverse engineering.
“Product designers and manufacturers are moving more of their products secrets down to the silicon level in an attempt to thwart hackers. They understand the tools and methodologies for breaking software, and often QA their products against a variety of automated security testing scripts. But they simply don’t understand the state of the art in semiconductor reverse engineering. They’re making poor design choices and are exposing sensitive information to hardware hackers without knowing or appreciating the dangers,” said Christopher Tarnovsky, vice president of semiconductor security services for IOActive.
Christopher Tarnovsky is the foremost expert in hardware hacking techniques concerning smart card technologies. He is in a unique position where advanced technical skills are combined with access to state-of-the art equipment. He will brief attendees to the Summit on advanced techniques to hack hardware chips and expose the vulnerabilities and insecurities of ’secure’ devices.
WHAT: Low level chip reverse engineering
WHERE: DESIGN West, McEnery Convention Centre, San Jose, CA, USA
WHEN: April 23, 2013
About DESIGN West Held in key strategic technology development locations worldwide, UBM Tech’s DESIGN events are the global electronics industry’s leading gatherings. With cutting edge product demonstrations, visionary speeches and hundreds of essential technical training classes and accreditation opportunities, DESIGN is the ideal venue for the electronics engineering community to learn, collaborate and recognize excellence. UBM Tech’s DESIGN events cater to the extremely technical, higher-learning needs of the world’s top engineers while providing an unprecedented forum for the examination of the industry’s pressing business challenges. In addition, DESIGN West celebrates decades of unique local electronics industry culture, innovation and Silicon Valley’s significant contributions to the global technology industry.
About Christopher Tarnovsky Christopher Tarnovsky, vice president of Semiconductor Security Services at IOActive, is the premier expert in the area of semiconductor security. Tarnovsky enjoys a reputation for executing high-quality semiconductor assessments. Not only does he have an uncanny knack for unearthing potential weaknesses, but he also provides meticulous reports, illustrating substrate attacks and expanding on the dimensions of these exploits. He draws from years of experience during his founder role at Flylogic, a leading device security company and his tenure at IOActive, where he spearheads cutting edge semiconductor research.
Established in 1998, IOActive is an industry leader that offers comprehensive computer security services with specializations in smart grid technologies, software assurance, and compliance. Boasting a well-rounded and diverse clientele, IOActive works with a majority of Global 500 companies including power and utility, hardware, retail, financial, media, aerospace, healthcare, high-tech, and software development organizations. As a home for highly skilled and experienced professionals, IOActive attracts talented consultants who contribute to the growing body of security knowledge by speaking at such elite conferences as Black Hat, Ruxcon, Defcon, BlueHat, CanSec, and WhatTheHack. For more information, visit www.ioactive.comor call +1.866.760.0222.