Project Group: Firmware Security Bootcamp



  • Term: Bachelor Computer Science, IPEC
  • Requirements:
  • Faculty: BA-INF 051
  • Effort: 2S+3P / 9CP
  • Max. Participants: 10

The Firmware Security Bootcamp is supervised by staff members of Fraunhofer FKIE. Both lab and seminar phases will again be fully virtual in 2022.


The Bootcamp consists of two phases:

In the lab phase students will learn to gain information from real hardware to manipulate said hardware or make it safer. Interaction with hardware interfaces will be demonstrated and hands on exercises replaced by suitable virtual exercises. No previous knowledge of hardware or firmware is needed for that.

The seminar phase students will hold 3 short talks (lightning talks) concerning topics gathered from the lab phase. Meanwhile each student will prepare one larger practical topic, which is central to the practical part of examination. The lightning talks will likely take place on the three Fridays following the lab phase (exact dates t.b.a..). The graded final presentations of the labs will collectively take place on a separate date around the end of April 2022.


Find more information about the event here