Jordan  Ugalde

Jordan Ugalde

Scholar Title

MIT EECS Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar

Research Title

Addressing Firmware Vulnerabilities in the USB Protocol




Howard Shrobe


This project seeks to develop a firmware patch to USB devices which enables guarantees to be made about the safety of a device. The approach taken involves using encryption to create a verification system that doesn’t allow for any transaction to occur between device and machine, including the host fetching the description of the device, until the user confirms that the transaction is correct.


I’m excited to take on a project that has the potential to positively contribute to the world of cybersecurity.

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