In the way of introductions – Hi, my name is Charley. I’m using this site as a vehicle for exploring current trends in the world of hardware security and sharing what I learn along the way.
I’ve been in the tech industry for 20 years, plus a couple of summer internships. Most of my career has been in the world of digital hardware design and validation – developing Verilog RTL, writing testbenches and tests, debugging, code coverage, FPGAs. Security has long been an interest of mine though – I completed a computer forensics certification at Lake Washington Tech and was a hardware security architect at Intel for two years. To drive my career further in that vein I’ve decided to pursue a Masters in Cybersecurity at Portland State.
I learn better when I’m trying to explain things to other people in turn, so that’s why I’m here. I will be doing security research – following personal projects or what I need for school – and then turning around and posting summaries, tutorials and documentation here. Please engage to offer recommendations, tools, or corrections, we’re all in this together.
My goal is to spin this up into my own security consulting company as well, doing security research and analysis of embedded/IoT devices. We have a learning curve ahead of us though, so let’s get started!