• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
  • Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

The purpose of this course is to reveal the tools, techniques and procedures (TTPs) employed by adversaries to exploit and subvert the security of embedded systems. This course will cover core concepts and techniques to analyze and characterize the behavior of embedded systems and platforms. Concepts will be introduced and discussed within the context of an adversary intent on altering or subverting the behavior of such systems.

Learning Objectives

Define what an embedded system is and explain the basic architecture of an embedded system. Analyze a printed circuit board (PCB) and identify major components, peripherals, buses, diagnostic ports, and tap points. List the types of test equipment and tools used by hardware hackers and explain how they are used. Explain basic soldering techniques and specific PCB rework techniques used by hardware hackers. Instrument a printed circuit board (PCB) to monitor buses, decode data, and access diagnostic functionality. Identify software weaknesses in ARM-embedded architecture. Evaluate assembly code for exploits. Analyze and contrast exploitation techniques on RISC and CISC architectures. Apply exploitation techniques unique to ARM and embedded systems. Apply defenses to remediate ARM exploits.

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