The intent of the Hardware/Firmware Security Knowledge Unit is to provide students with an understanding of the diverse components in hardware/firmware, their roles, and the associated security concerns.
- Outline physical vulnerabilities of hardware devices.
- Explain and make use of security capabilities implemented in hardware.
- Describe how systems are initialized and how software is validated and loaded.
- Describe the security role of intermediate software such as hardware abstraction layers or other forms of middleware.
Below are the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Tasks (KSA-T) identified as being required to perform this work role.
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