What is x86 Assembly?

Learn what computer assembly is, where it originated from and how it's used.

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Course description

Dive into the world of assembly by learning a little about its history and some of the key differences between different assembly languages. This course takes you through a brief history of x86 Assembly and explores how it’s used.

Course syllabus

Introduction to x86 Assembly: What are Computer Instruction Sets (ISA)?Duration: 14:21

This video will introduce basic computer architecture and how assembly plays a role in it.

x86 History: History and Origin of the x86 Instruction SetDuration: 3:57

This video unveils the history of the x86 instruction set.

x86 Usage: How and Where x86 is UsedDuration: 2:11

This video hones in on x86 Assembly and how and where it is used.

Meet the author

Stephanie Domas

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Stephanie Domas is Executive Vice President at MedSec. In this role, she leads the development of cybersecurity products and services to support medical device manufacturers on design, architecture, security risk management, regulatory filings, penetration testing and execution of security best practices in the development of medical devices, as well as vulnerability and asset management of connected medical devices in hospitals.

Mrs. Domas has spent 10+ years doing security research at the x86 level. She is emphatic that whether your goal is to be a better developer, security researcher or reverse engineer, a knowledge of assembly is crucial. She is passionate about spreading the joy of x86 and routinely teaches trainings and speaks on x86 assembly at security events such as Blackhat, Defcon and Derbycon.

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