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oSEC12 Comprehensive Secure Systems Programming

  • Learn how to verify programs are in a secure state on startup and when calling out to other program
  • Become familiar with MISRA C guidelines for the use of the C language in critical systems
  • Lean ways to use C/C++ safely in critical systems
  • Learn how to interpret the output of the MISRA C 2012 checking tool
  • how to manipulate files and directories in a secure manner
  • Discover how to protect your programs from malicious user input
  • How to secure communication with TLS
  • Embedded system hardware features for security
  • Secure Software Development methodology and framework
  • Secure System Software Consideration
  • Apprehend the context and the use of Hypervisors and System Virtualization
  • Discover Security checks and Tools
  • Some programming concepts are desirable (whatever language)
Course environment
  • Theoretical course
    • PDF course material (in English)
    • Course dispensed using the Teams video-conferencing system
    • The trainer to answer trainees’ questions during the training and provide technical and pedagogical assistance through the Teams video-conferencing system
  • Practical activities
    • Practical activities represent from 40% to 50% of course duration
    • One Online Linux PC per trainee for the practical activities
    • The trainer has access to trainees’ Online PCs for technical and pedagogical assistance
  • Downloadable preconfigured virtual machine for post-course practical activities
  • Total: 30 hours
  • 5 sessions, 6 hours each
  • From 40% to 50% of training time is devoted to practical activities
  • Some Labs may be completed between sessions and are checked by the trainer on the next session

First Session
Introduction to embedded security
  • Embedded Security Trends
    • Embedded Systems Complexity
    • Network connectivity
    • Reliance on Embedded Systems for Critical Infrastructure
    • Processor consolidation
  • Security policies
    • Perfect Security
    • Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability
    • Isolation
    • Information Flow Control
    • Physical Security Policies
    • Application-Specific Policies
  • Security Threats
Writing Secure C/C++ Code
  • Safe use of pointers
  • Memory allocation and corruption
  • Buffer overflow
  • Return Oriented Programming
  • Core embedded Operating system Security Requirements
  • String and format functions
  • Integer security
  • Concurrency
  • File I/O
Exercise:  Memory Overflow Attacks
Second Session
Secure Coding
  • Coding Standards
  • Case Study: MISRA C:2012 and MISRA C++:2008
  • Embedded C++
  • Complexity Control
  • Static Source Code Analysis
  • Creating a Tailored Organizational Embedded Coding Standard
  • Dynamic Code Analysis
Exercise:  Use of static analysis tools
Cryptography Overview
  • Cryptographic Modes
  • Block Ciphers
  • Authenticated Encryption
  • Public Key Cryptography
  • Key Agreement
  • Public Key Authentication
  • Elliptic Curve Cryptography
  • Cryptographic Hashes
  • Message Authentication Codes
  • Random Number Generation
  • Key Management for Embedded Systems
Exercise:  Memory Overflow Attacks
Third Session
Transport Layer Security
  • Secure communications
  • Authentication
  • IoT Protocols
  • MQTT
  • DTLS
  • CoAP
  • TLS Implementation
  • Wireless LAN Security and Threats
Exercise:  Installing and using certificates
Exercise:  Sending secure messages with TLS
Secure Embedded System Software Architecture
  • Secure software architecture goals
  • Least privilege, trust and secure processes
  • Arm Platform Security Architecture (PSA)
Secure Embedded System Hardware Architecture
  • Crypto-Accelerator Overview
  • Arm TrustZone
  • Secure boot and update
  • Hardware options for security
Fourth Session
System Software Consideration
  • The Operating System
  • Multiple Independent Levels of Security
    • Information Flow
    • Data Isolation
    • Damage Limitation
    • Periods Processing
    • Tamper Proof
    • Evaluable
  • Core embedded Operating system Security Requirements
    • Memory Protection
    • Virtual Memory
  • Guard Pages
  • Location obfuscation
    • Fault Recovery
    • Impact of Determinism
    • Secure Scheduling
  • Hypervisors and System Virtualization
    • Introduction to System Virtualization
    • Applications of System Virtualization
    • Environment Sandboxing
    • Virtual Security Appliances
  • Hypervisor Architectures
  • Paravirtualization
  • Leveraging Hardware Assists for Virtualization
    • ARM TrustZone
  • Hypervisor Security
  • I/O Virtualization
  • Remote Management
  • Assuring Integrity of the TCB
    • Trusted Hardware and Supply Chain
    • Secure Boot
    • Static versus Dynamic Root of Trust
    • Remote Attestation
Exercise:  Memory Protection (MPU)
Exercise:  ARM TrustZone
Exercise:  Secure Boot
Fifth Session
Data Protection Protocols for Embedded Systems
  • Data-in-Motion Protocols
    • Generalized Model
    • Choosing the Network Layer for Security
    • Ethernet Security Protocols
    • IPsec versus SSL
    • IPsec
    • SSL/TLS
    • Embedded VPN Clients
    • DTLS
    • SSH
    • Custom Network Security Protocols
    • Secure Multimedia Protocols
    • Broadcast Security
  • Data-at-Rest Protocols
    • Choosing the Storage Layer for Security
    • Symmetric Encryption Algorithm Selection
    • Managing the Storage Encryption Key
Testing for Security
  • Basic Testing Methods
    • White-Box Testing
    • Black-Box Testing
    • Grey-Box Testing
  • Fuzz-Testing