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How Attackers Exploit Modern, Secure Wireless Networks

  • Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 1:00 PM EST (2013-02-28 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Larry Pesce

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Overview

We hope that network professionals are beginning to do a better job understanding the technological risks of implementing wireless networks. We now see appropriate encryption, authentication and all of the technical pieces that go along with it. The problem is, attackers and penetration testers are still getting in. We'll take a look at some often forgotten vectors, the pitfalls and how they relate to pineapples, free hugs, bitcoin mining, and human psychology enter into the equation.

Speaker Bio

Larry Pesce

Larry is a Senior Security Consultant with NWN Corporation in Waltham, MA after a long stint in Security and Disaster Recovery in healthcare, performing penetration testing, wireless assessments, and hardware hacking. He also diverts a significant portion of his attention co-hosting the PaulDotCom Security Weekly podcast and likes to tinker with all things electronic and wireless, much to the disappointment of his family, friends, and warranties. Larry also co-authored "Linksys WRT54G Ultimate Hacking" and "Using Wireshark and Ethereal" from Syngress. Larry is an Extra Class Amateur Radio operator (KB1TNF) and enjoys developing hardware and real-world challenges for the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Challenge.

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