Upcoming Events

Sep 20, 2016 to Sep 22, 2016
Embassy Suites Seattle - Tacoma, Washington
UEFI Forum

Reservations may be made by using the Hotel Room Block link below or by calling 1-800-Embassy (1-800-362-2779) and using the group code UEF.

UEFI Plugfest Schedule At-a-Glance

UEFI Forum Plugfest Technical Sessions
Out of Band BIOS Remote Management – AMI
Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 12:00-12:30pm
This session will provide an overview of Out of Band BIOS remote management. The REST protocol, which allows for operations with server processes staging Out Of Band requests, can be layered on the platform interface with an integrated baseboard management controller (BMC) or with remote servers. UEFI provides extensive networking support for the pre-boot environment, including secure communication protocols like HTTPS. Checking for staged Out Of Band requests provides a highly manageable solution applicable to a variety of platform with or without a BMC.

Innovative Software Tools & Methods to Profile, Test and Optimize UEFI Firmware Improving Test Coverage and Debug Results - Kevin Davis, VP of Kernel Engineering, Insyde Software
Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 12:30-1:00pm
How effective are your test tools for analyzing UEFI firmware applications? Learn how using key x86 processor capabilities and UEFI executable analysis, like Insyde’s tools can report exactly which lines of code were executed during boot.

Intel Processor Trace and Trace Hub for UEFI Debug – Jeff Pitts, Senior Applications Engineer, ASSET InterTech
Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 1:00 – 1:30pm
This presentation provides a technical overview of the new instruction trace and UEFI message trace capabilities within the latest generation of Intel silicon. A use case on using this new functionality to isolate root cause of difficult bugs will be provided.

Microsoft Security Built on UEFI Security 2.n (P1 and P2)
Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 12:00-1:00pm
Attend this interactive session to learn about:
•    The Hardware Security Test Interface (HSTI) v2
•    Customized Deployment of UEFI Secure Boot, including user mode, audit mode and deployment mode
•    Device Guard  and Credential Guard
o    VSM (Virtualization enabled by default)
o    WSMT (Windows SMM Security Mitigations Table)

UEFI Open Source Community (Tianocore.org) Update – Tianocore Stewards
Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 1:00-1:30pm
Following the ongoing growth and improvements of the UEFI Open Source community at URL:  www.Tianocore.org

UEFI Network and Security Update - Vincent Zimmer, Sr. PE, Intel Corporation
Thursday, Sept. 22 from 12:00-12:30pm
How does the UEFI Forum evolve new capabilities for networking and security?  From business requirements to use-cases, threat models, and adjacent industry efforts, the Forum has evolved the footprint of capabilities in this area. This session will provide a brief history of features for networking and security, future areas of application and a depiction of how these technologies are evolving.

Update on TPM 2.0 Firmware Requirements - Dick Wilkins, Ph.D.  Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
Thursday, Sept. 22 from 12:30-1:00pm
As a follow-up to the last session at the UEFI Plugfest in Taipei, “The TPM 2.0 Specs Are Here, Now What?” the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) PC Client Working Group has incorporated several changes in their specifications, requiring updates to the functionality and the addition of new features. The updated TCG specifications will be ready for public review soon. Join this session to learn more about the upcoming enhancements and new requirements for these specifications.