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Wednesday, August 20 • 2:30pm - 3:20pm
IPMI - Automatically Configuring (and Compromising) Large Server Deployments - Matthew Garrett, Nebula

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The Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) is a specification allowing system managers to control and query system state without relying on the host operating system. At its most basic, this allows for remote power management of servers - at its most advanced, it provides full control over firmware configuration, sensor output and remote access to the installed OS.

This presentation will cover the advanced features provided by many server vendors and introduce a new vendor-neutral interface for configuration of systems, making building clouds easier than ever. It will also cover security considerations relevant to IPMI and describe the risks associated with any failure to design deployments with sufficient paranoia.

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Matthew Garrett

Staff Security Developer, Google
Matthew Garrett is a security developer at Google, working on infrastructural security for Linux desktop and mobile platforms.

Wednesday August 20, 2014 2:30pm - 3:20pm CDT

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