Rob Wood is the Global Practice Director for the Hardware and Embedded Security Services practice at NCC Group. His career in embedded devices spans 20 years, having worked at both BlackBerry and Motorola Mobility in roles focused on embedded software development, product firmware and hardware security, and hardware supply chain security. Rob is an experienced firmware developer with extensive security architecture experience. His specialty is in designing, building, and reviewing products to push the security boundaries deeper into the firmware, hardware, and supply chain. He is most comfortable working with the software layers deep in the bowels of the system, well below userland, where the lines between hardware and software begin to blur. This includes things like the bootloaders, kernel, device drivers, firmware, baseband, trusted execution environments, debug and development tools, factory and repair tools, and all the processes that surround them. Rob has built and managed three hardware security labs with varying budgets and levels of capabilities. These labs produced a number of projects including: leading-edge security research, product security assessments, and security incident response.