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Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is a software interface between an operating system and platform firmware designed to replace a traditional BIOS. In general, UEFI has many technical advantages over BIOS (pre-OS environment, boot and run-time services, CPUindependent drivers etc.) including also powerful security mechanisms (e.g. secure boot, update, etc.). They are aimed to provide platform integrity, be root of trust of security architecture, control all stages of boot processdoi:10.1109/fruct.2013.6737940 dblp:conf/fruct/BashunSMY13 fatcat:w5qul3tcn5gilfolpfwcvigq6y