Security Technology Adoption; Building Hardware Is Just the Start

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:00 am10:30 am

Paul Waller, Technical Director for Platform Security Research at NCSC


As connected devices and systems grow ever more complex, security experts recognise the need to protect the most critical functions. Standards and products have been developed to provide ‘roots of trust’; isolated components to manage identities and other keys, verify updates and measure/report the status of a device. We also see a growing list of processor features allowing arbitrary code to run in a protected environment, both on our devices and also in the cloud. Despite all this innovation, very few applications actually support these features. Market support for hardware security is low. This talk will explore why that is, and what we might do about it.

@inproceedings {208185,
author = {Paul Waller},
title = {Security Technology Adoption; Building Hardware Is Just the Start},
booktitle = {Enigma 2018 (Enigma 2018)},
year = {2018},
address = {Santa Clara, CA},
url = {},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},