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Like in years past (nearly) the whole team met in Ghent for the unofficial second team event: the BruCON. Next to trainings, talks and workshops the main focus was to have fun together. Therefore, the majority of the team – not all since the team has grown significantly over the last year – stayed at the band resort: a complete apartment in a prime location with lots of space, a beer fridge and a bar.
A training session on Hardwear.io .
For the second year SCHUTZWERK was a sponsor of the hardwear.io conference in Den Haag. This year, we attended the conference with 3 employees focused on hardware and embedded security.
The Training Session One of our hardware specialists, Heiko Ehret, learned how to reverse engineer a microchip in the training IC reverse engineering 101 from Tuesday to Wednesday. In this training the principles of gaining access to the DIE of a chip were presented and in the practical part for example photos, which were taken with a scanning electron microscope (SEM), were analyzed to extract the computational structure as well as reading out the contents of the memories.
Disclaimer: The elaboration and software project associated to this subject are results of a Bachelor’s thesis created at SCHUTZWERK in collaboration with Aalen University by Philipp Schmied.
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