Securing your Laptop like you *mean* it: Virtualization Based Security
Date: 13th Oct – SundayTime: 16:00-16:30Location: Ballroom A
What does it take to protect your laptop, to keep your data secure, and to maintain your trust into your device while traveling abroad?
You probably have seen the cool crowd covering their built-in laptop webcams with geeky stickers. You heard them obsessing about hackers attacking their laptops with backdoored laptop chargers or malicious USB-cables. What if you’re not satisfied with stopping there at securing your device – how would holistic Laptop security look like?
What if you want to get control back over your laptop, its operating system, its built-in devices like webcams, microphones, and network interfaces? What if you don’t want to worry anymore about sophisticated malware attacks reprogramming internal memories like BIOS firmware, SSD-firmware, keyboard controllers for becoming persistent? What if you don’t like to worry about sophisticated attackers with physical access to your machine while leaving it unattended in a hotel room or your car?
In this talk, we show how to configure your laptop securely – in anticipation of highly sophisticated attackers with physical access. Moreover, we will demonstrate modern hardware virtualization features for getting control back over your privacy and data. We explain how to use Linux based hardware virtualization features for trusted control of network interfaces, integrated audio- and video devices of a Windows 10 installation. We will show how internal and external hardware security features can improve contemporary disk encryption security – and how to get secure boot right.