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The Apple of Your EFI: Mac Firmware Security Research

by Rich Smith and Pepijn Bruienne
Rich Smith

Rich Smith

Director of Duo Labs

Rich Smith is the Director of Duo Labs and leads Duo Security's advanced research and development agenda. Prior to joining Duo Rich was the Director of Security at Etsy and co-founder of Icelandic security startup Syndis, he has also held various roles on security teams at Immunity, Kyrus, Morgan Stanley, and HP Labs. Rich has worked professionally in the security space since the late 90’s in a number of roles including building security organizations, security consulting, penetration testing, red teaming, exploit development and attack tooling. Rich is a regular speaker at security conferences worldwide and spends his time between Detroit, Reykjavik, and NYC.

Pepijn Bruienne

Pepijn Bruienne

Former R&D Engineer

Pepijn Bruienne was formerly an R&D Engineer at Duo Security and a former long-time Mac Admin who recently made the jump from administering Macs to breaking them in order to better protect them for his employer's customers. Prior to that he worked for the University of Michigan as a senior Mac operations and development specialist, at Cengage Learning as a Senior Mac systems administrator and various other smaller Mac-based shops in a darker past. He has written a number of FOSS tools for Mac admins and contributed to a number of other projects as well.