The presentation discusses the architecture and security features of the CSM II system, including pre and post-manufacturing abilities, secure firmware updates, and the microkernel architecture.
- CSM II system has pre and post-manufacturing abilities to configure features such as manageability and anti-roll back
- Secure firmware updates ensure version control and integrity protection
- Microkernel architecture ensures proper isolation between critical security features and manageability
- Auditing and mitigation measures are in place to prevent vulnerabilities
The presentation mentions that previous research found vulnerabilities in the high privilege component of the bring up process, leading to a reduction in its privileges to prevent unauthorized access to critical security features.