Securing Hardware Training

In March 2019, I attended a training on Applied Physical Attacks on Embedded and IoT Systems at the University of Surrey. It was a great practical introduction on how attacks work over UART, SPI and JTAG. It also covered a more high-level overview of the security of current IoT systems. This course is also available online.

After the course, I decided to buy some of the kit for myself, of which one is the FT232H board. This board is a bridge board to be able to connect to GPIO, SPI and I2C via a USB port. I won second place in the 2021 Computer Science photo competition at the University of Cambridge featuring this board.

Winning photo of FT232H