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Hardware Hacking Live: Workshop, Q&A — by Joe FitzPatrick

#IICSG2018 Conference Workshop Track

Day 2 (25 May 2018)


@ Bras Basah Room


There are lots of pieces that come together to make a hardware hack possible — finding a target, learning about it, choosing your tools, observing it, and interacting with it. Instead of focusing on any one of those steps in detail, I'll do a live walkthrough of the whole process on an off-the-shelf consumer electronics device. Instead of the slides, I'll have a live camera showing the target device and how I interact with it, and I'll speak to each step of the process. In addition, we'll be able to handle Q&A interactively throughout the walkthrough. We'll first walk through a known attack on a known target; if time permits, we'll repeat the process on a totally unknown consumer electronic target. 
You'll come away from the workshop with a better idea of what the whole hardware hack process looks like, tools that are used, and results that are possible in only a short amount of time. 

About Joe FitzPatrick

Joe FitzPatrick (@securityfitz) is an Instructor and Researcher at Joe has spent over a decade working on low-level silicon debug, security validation, and penetration testing of CPUS, SOCs, and microcontroller. He has spent the past 5 years developing and leading hardware security-related training, instructing hundreds of security researchers, pen-testers, hardware validators worldwide. When not teaching classes on applied physical attacks, Joe is busy developing new course content or working on contributions to the NSA Playset and other misdirected hardware projects, which he regularly presents at all sorts of fun conferences.

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