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When IoT Attacks - Understanding the Safety Risks Associated with Connected Devices

  • Monday, February 19th, 2018 at 1:00 PM EST (18:00:00 UTC)
  • Billy Rios
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is all around us, making our lives more convenient. We've seen IoT devices being taken over to conduct DDoS attacks, but could an IoT device be re-purposed to physically attack an unsuspecting user? In this talk, Billy Rios will describe how he discovered vulnerabilities in the control system for an automated car wash. They demonstrate how an attacker could exploit the vulnerabilities to override software safety mechanisms and make the car wash physically damage vehicles and injure people.

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Speaker Bio

Billy Rios

Billy Rios currently serves as the director of vulnerability research and threat intelligence at Qualys. Billy studies emerging threats with a focus on embedded devices, medical devices, industrial control systems (ICS), and critical infrastructure (CI). Before joining Qualys, he was a Lead at Google, where he led the front-line response for externally reported security issues and incidents. As the security program manager at Internet Explorer (Microsoft), Billy led the company's response for several high profile incidents, including the response for Operation Aurora. Billy has also worked as a penetration tester, an intrusion detection analyst, and served as an active duty Marine Corps officer. An accomplished author and speaker, Billy currently holds an MBA and a master of science degree in information systems.

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