Project Group: Firmware Security Bootcamp



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

To register for the Bootcamp click here (registering is possible until February 14, 2023)

The Firmware Security Bootcamp is supervised by staff members of Fraunhofer FKIE. The initial lab phase of the bootcamp will be held on FKIE premises at Zanderstraße 5, 53177 Bonn.

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. It will also be demonstrated and exercised, how tedious manual tasks can be automated by simple handwritten programs. 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 in April 2023.


Find more information about the event here