CNCF On demand webinar: Honey, I’ve secured your boot

CNCF Online Programs

Mar 14, 7:00 AM – Mar 15, 7:00 AM

Virtual event

About this event

To protect the vital workloads and data that run on your edge compute devices, you need to start by securing those devices when they’re at their most vulnerable — the moment they boot up.

If an attacker can physically tamper with your device and modify boot hardware, firmware, Linux bootloader or OS, all of the security measures you apply later, higher up the stack, are that much weaker.

What you need is a mechanism that resists tampering with these critical components, and just as importantly verifies their state at the moment of boot, preventing any tampered systems from loading the OS and decrypting any sensitive user data.

The complex and cutting-edge mechanisms that achieve this goal, in full or in part, are known by terms like secure boot, verified boot and trusted boot.

In this webinar we’ll:

Explore why boot security matters more now than ever before, particularly in edge computing environments vulnerable to physical tampering

Define what trusted boot is — and reveal why it’s so challenging to implement

Summarize the different projects out there tackling this problem

Share how the Kairos open source project leverages trusted boot as it builds and deploys secure, immutable Linux and Kubernetes OSs images for the edge

If you’re working on an edge computing project in 2024, whether you run ATMs, retail PoS systems or IoT devices, you absolutely need to have a strategy for trusted boot. Don’t miss this introduction.


  • Ettore di Giacinto

    Spectro Cloud

    Open Source Senior Manager in Research and Development