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ThinkPwn: UEFI Vulnerability – Daily Security Byte EP. 283

The Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is the new type of firmware that replaces Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) firmware on PCs. Among other new features, UEFI supports security mechanisms like Secure Boot for Windows. Unfortunately, a researcher found a flaw in Lenovo’s UEFI that could allow attackers to bypass this mechanism. Watch the video to learn more. 

(Episode Runtime: 2:21

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlXtXG8YdKM

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Richard Stiennon Interviews WatchGuard’s Aarrestad

Richard Stiennon, chief research analyst with IT-Harvest and industry luminary, talks with WatchGuard VP, Eric Aarrestad about the latest trends in IT security, UTMs, web-based threats, Application Control and more…

 

Interview with Eric Aarrestad, VP Marketing, WatchGuard from Richard Stiennon on Vimeo.

 
If you ever wanted to get an in-depth perspective on WatchGuard or wondered what industry analysts are asking about the company and its products, then this is a video for you.

Around the 11:00 minute mark, Richard asks Eric about WatchGuard’s platform – and one thing that Eric hits upon is how the company leverages the latest and greatest from Intel.  Unlike other vendors who use old, proprietary chipsets, or “you-buy-cheap” silicon, WatchGuard values the solid reliability, consistency and enterprise-class performance gained by using Intel-based processors in its security appliances.

This is something that WatchGuard doesn’t make a lot of noise about, but it’s a great example of the little things that WatchGuard does right in moving security forward.


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