Security Lead Expert, Positive Technologies
Mark Ermolov is a system programmer that is interested in security aspects of hardware, firmware, and low-level system software (bare-metal hypervisors, OSes cores, device drivers). He has had talks at Russian security conferences PHDaysIV and ZeroNigths and at Black Hat and HITB. One of his previous researches was about internal structure of Microsoft PathGuard and ways to compromise it. Now, he is researching various hardware components of Intel platforms: PCH, IOSF, iGPU, and corresponding firmware.