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Rodrigo Branco at Hardwear USA 2023

Rodrigo Branco

The microarchitectures that I saw and the ones that I hope to one day see

Speaker Bio:

Rodrigo Rubira Branco (BSDaemon) is a Vulnerability Researcher and Exploit writer. Rodrigo led CPU and microarchitecture security research at Google and also worked as a Senior Principal Engineer at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and before that, was the Chief Security Researcher of Intel Corporation founding/leading the STORM (STrategic Offensive Research & Mitigations) team. At Intel, Rodrigo also led the Core Client and BIOS Teams. He is the Founder of the Dissect || PE Malware Analysis Project. Rodrigo also held positions as Director of Vulnerability & Malware Research at Qualys and as Chief Security Research at Check Point where he founded the Vulnerability Discovery Team (VDT) and released dozens of vulnerabilities in many important software. In 2011 he was honored as one of the top contributors of Adobe. Previous to that, he worked as Senior Vulnerability Researcher in COSEINC, as Principal Security Researcher at Scanit and as Staff Software Engineer in the IBM Advanced Linux Response Team (ALRT) also working in the IBM Toolchain (Debugging) Team for the PowerPC Architecture. He is a member of the RISE Security Group and is one of the organizers of Hackers to Hackers Conference (H2HC), the oldest security research conference in Latin America. He is an active contributor to open-source projects (like ebizzy, linux kernel, others). Accepted speaker in lots of security and open-source related events as Black Hat, Hack in The Box, XCon, OLS, Defcon, Hackito, Zero Nights, PhDays, Troopers, Andsec, Ekoparty and many others. Rodrigo is (and was) also part of the technical committee for many security conferences, such as Offensive Con, Langsec, Black Hat, Enigma and others.