Media Alert: Intel at Black Hat, The Diana Initiative

Intel experts present briefings, theatre sessions and more at Black Hat USA 2022 and The Diana Initiative 2022.




​Join Intel experts on-site at Intel’s booth and for presented sessions at this year’s Black Hat USA 2022 and The Diana Initiative 2022, taking place in Las Vegas and virtually starting August 6.

Intel will host an exhibition at Black Hat in the Business Hall at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, booth #1460. Intel’s booth on the show floor will feature some of Intel’s security innovations, plus live demos, real-world use cases and theatre sessions on Intel’s Project Circuit Breakerresearch from Intel Labs on security and privacy, confidential computing with Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX), Intel® Threat Detection Technology (Intel® TDT) on the Intel vPro® platform powered by 12th Gen Intel® Core™ and more. Anjuna, Eclypsium, Fortanix, Grip Security and JupiterOne will also participate in theatre sessions on-site.

For a full look at Intel’s theatre session schedule at booth #1460, see below (all times PDT; schedule subject to change).

Project Circuit Breaker: A Community of Elite Hackers, Presented by Intel

        Wed., Aug. 10 | 10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

Security First Culture: Security is a Mindset, Not Just a Feature, Presented by Intel

        Wed., Aug. 10 | 10:45 – 11 a.m.

        Thu., Aug. 11 | 1:45 – 2 p.m.

Firmware Security: Detecting Vulnerabilities Below the OS, Presented by Intel and Eclypsium

        Wed., Aug. 10 | 11:15 – 11:30 a.m.

        Wed., Aug. 10 | 4:45 – 5 p.m.

        Thu., Aug. 11 | 2:15 – 2:30 p.m.

Introduction to Hardware-based Threat Detection, Presented by Intel

        Wed., Aug. 10 | 11:45 a.m. – noon

        Wed., Aug. 10 | 3:45 – 4 p.m.

        Thu., Aug. 11 | 2:45 – 3 p.m.

Lists vs. Graphs: Looking Beneath the Attack Surface, Presented by Intel and JupiterOne

        Wed., Aug. 10 | 1:15 – 1:30 p.m.

        Wed., Aug. 10 | 5:15 – 5:30 p.m.

Fortanix Confidential AI & Intel SGX: Accelerating the Use of AI/ML, Presented by Intel and Fortanix

        Wed., Aug. 10 | 1:45 – 2 p.m.

        Thu., Aug. 11 | 10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

        Thu., Aug. 11 | 3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Accelerating Adherence to Industry Security Standards, Presented by Intel

        Wed., Aug. 10 | 2:45 – 3 p.m.

        Thu., Aug. 11 | 10:45 – 11 a.m.

Confidential Computing 101, Presented by Intel and Anjuna

        Wed., Aug. 10 | 2:15 – 2:30 p.m.

        Thu., Aug. 11 | 11:15 – 11:30 a.m.

SaaS Security Control Plane Leveraging NLP-Based Discovery, Presented by Intel and Grip Security

        Wed., Aug. 10 | 3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

        Thu., Aug. 11 | 11:45 a.m. – noon

At The Diana Initiative 2022, a diversity-driven conference committed to helping all underrepresented people in information security, Intel will present a talk on fuzzing and Miki Demeter, security researcher at Intel, will close the conference as the final keynote speaker. The keynote is focused on how to take the initiative in one’s career journey and is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. PDT, Thursday, Aug. 11.

Find out why security begins at the hardware level and how Intel’s innovative technologies and research are moving the industry forward.

Black Hat USA 2022

When: Aug. 6-11

Where: Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, and virtual

Intel Talks at Black Hat USA 2022:

Project Circuit Breaker, A Community of Elite Hackers

Presented by Katie Trimble-Noble, director of Product Security and Bug Bounty at Intel. Project Circuit Breaker is a community of elite hackers – fixers and breakers – who hunt bugs in firmware, hypervisors, GPUs, compromising chipsets, pwning processors and other equipment. Missions include live hacking events on the latest Intel products, and even some pre-release opportunities, immersive training, and capture the flag events. Game Masters, Intel engineers, work closely with participants, and the community is encouraged to learn from each other. This isn’t your usual Bug Bounty program. Challenges focus on some of the biggest hurdles, and bounties are multiplied.

When: 8-8:15 a.m. PDT, Wednesday, Aug. 10

Where: Virtual and on-demand session


Fault-Injection Detection Circuits: Design, Calibration, Validation and Tuning

This session, presented by Daniel Nemiroff, senior principal Engineer at Intel and Carlos Tokunaga, principal engineer at Intel Labs, covers the tunable replica circuit (TRC), a fault-injection detection circuit that has been integrated into Intel® Converged Security and Management Engine (Intel® CSME) in the recent 12th Gen Intel Core processor. This is Intel's first foray into active fault-injection attack detection in high-volume products like CPUs and chipsets.

Since a timing failure is the primary goal of fault-injection attacks and has been shown as the vehicle to cause unsigned code to run on other security engines, using the TRC to explicitly detect timing failures is Intel's current approach to fault-injection detection in client security engines. Unlike traditional analog voltage and clock monitors, the TRC detects timing failures that result from voltage, clock, temperature and other glitch attacks, like electromagnetic radiation. This session will introduce the TRC technology, how the TRC was integrated into Intel CSME, the process for calibrating the TRC in high volume manufacturing (HVM), as well as the false-positive and fault-injection testing that occurred in our physical attack labs.

When: 3:20-4 p.m. PDT, Wednesday, Aug. 10

Where: Islander FG (Level 1)


The Diana Initiative 2022

When: Aug. 10-11

Where: The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa, Las Vegas

Intel Talk at The Diana Initiative 2022:

Fuzzing: A Must Have in Your Bug-Hunting Arsenal

Fuzz testing, aka fuzzing, is a dynamic software testing mechanism designed to detect a wide spectrum of bugs and potential security vulnerabilities from memory corruption to deadlocks, from undefined behavior to exception handling. In combination with appropriate program instrumentation, fuzzing has proven its effectiveness to software developers, security validators as well as security researchers. Although fuzzing can greatly assist in bug finding, it has its own sets of challenges, such as coverage wall and effective input generation. This talk, presented by Priyam Biswas, offensive security researcher at Intel, will explore the common roadblocks in fuzzing and some of the best practices to overcome these challenges as well as how to best utilize the potential of fuzzing to find bugs and security. In addition, this talk will highlight how fuzzing can be adopted in the firmware domain despite the tight coupling with the target hardware platform.

When: 8:30-9:30 a.m. PDT, Thursday, Aug. 11

Where: The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa, Las Vegas



Jennifer Foss