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Internet of Things (IoT) and Embedded Device Security Research - A Primer

  • Tuesday, July 05, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT (2016-07-05 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Billy Rios

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Overview

IoT and embedded devices are all around us, radically changing the world we live in. Have you ever wondered how these devices work? Are you interested in hacking these devices? Let's crack open an embedded device and learn how typical consumer devices are architected and built. We'll also cover some of the essential tools needed for device research and we'll discuss how these tools are used during a typical device review. As we cover various device weaknesses, we'll discuss some of the common pitfalls embedded researchers face and discuss various ways to protect against devices against specific device weaknesses.

Speaker Bio

Billy Rios

Billy is the founder of Whitescope LLC, a startup focused on embedded device security. Billy is recognized as one of the world's most respected experts on emerging threats related to Industrial Control Systems (ICS), Critical Infrastructure (CI), and, medical devices. He discovered thousands of security vulnerabilities in hardware and software supporting ICS and critical infrastructure. He has been publicly credited by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) numerous times for his support to the DHS ICS Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT). Billy has worked at Google where he led the front line response for externally reported security issues and incidents. Prior to Google, Billy was the Security Program Manager at Internet Explorer (Microsoft). During his time at Microsoft, Billy led the company's response for several high profile incidents, including the response for Operation Aurora.

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