Analyzing Firmware in Embedded Devices

Midshipman Researcher(s): 1/C Brendan Henry

Adviser(s): Professor Dane Brown

Poster #30

Hardware encryption implementations should perform at least as well as software implementations. In this research I worked through the process of learning about the architecture of embedded Solid-State Drives. Once the architecture was understood, the firmware located could be extracted and analyzed to better understand drive operations and security. A long-term goal of this research is to find weaknesses and vulnerabilities in the firmware of these embedded devices that we could benefit from.

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