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DevConf.us 2018 is the 1st annual, free, Red Hat sponsored technology conference for community project and professional contributors to Free and Open Source technologies held at the Boston University in the historic city of Boston, USA.

When: Friday, August 17 to Sunday, August 19, 2018

Venue: Boston University, George Sherman Union Building
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Saturday, August 18 • 10:20am - 10:55am
Hardware Root of Trust - It’s Real This Time!

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Secure systems are built on a layered model. At the very bottom of the stack you have to trust something - but what can you trust? A Hardware Root of Trust provides this critical foundation for secure systems. A HW RoT is included in virtually every server and laptop shipped over the last decade - yet is almost entirely unused! We will cover why this happened, what has changed, and what to expect in the future.

We will use TPM 2.0 as a Hardware RoT. We will introduce the TPM 2.0 module, the TCG Software Stack (TSS), cover the operations it can perform, and explore the userspace tools that simplify using TPM 2.0.

We will show a concrete example of the application of TPM, by using Clevis to automatically unlock an encrypted root volume on boot by storing an encrypted key in the TPM.

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Javier Martinez Canillas

Software Engineer, Red Hat
Javier is a Software Engineer in the Desktop Hardware Enablement team at Red Hat, working on the Fedora and RHEL bootloader stack.
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Russell Doty

Russell Doty is a Technology Product Manager at Red Hat., Red Hat
Russell Doty is a Technology Product Manager at Red Hat focusing on the requirements of Internet of Things (IoT), High Performance Computing, and AI/ML - all with a strong focus on security.

Saturday August 18, 2018 10:20am - 10:55am EDT
East Balcony Boston University, George Sherman Union Building