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Workshop: IoT hacking 101

Led by Zoltán Balázs (CUJO AI); hosted by IoT Village
A series of fun, interactive lab exercises to introduce you to IoT security, from router firmware analysis to finding hidden backdoors or exploits in IoT devices. These self-paced labs are provided by IoT Village during the live hours of conference. If you want more interactivity and maybe a few hints for the bonus challenges of the lab, join the instructor-led workshop from Zoltán Balázs of CUJO AI who will live stream a lab walkthrough and answer your questions on the labs or IoT security in general.

Duration: Work at your own pace, or join Zoltán for the instructor-led version (approx. 1 hour)

This workshop will be hosted by IoT Village. Details of how to join the workshop will be provided before and during VB2021.
IoT Village

IoT Village advocates for advancing security in the Internet of Things (IoT) industry through bringing researchers and industry together. IoT Village hosts talks by expert security researchers, interactive hacking labs, live bug hunting in the latest IoT tech, and competitive IoT hacking contests. Over the years IoT Village has served as a platform to showcase and uncover hundreds of new vulnerabilities, giving attendees the opportunity to learn about the most innovative techniques to both hack and secure IoT. IoT Village is organized by security consulting and research firm, Independent Security Evaluators (ISE), and the non-profit organization, Village Idiot Labs (VIL)

Zoltán Balázs
CUJO AI

Zoltán is Head of Vulnerability Research Lab at CUJO AI, a company focusing on smart home security. Before joining CUJO AI he worked as CTO for an AV testing company, as an IT security expert in the financial industry for five years, and as a senior IT security consultant at one of the Big Four companies for two years. His primary areas of expertise are penetration testing, malware analysis, computer forensics and security monitoring. He released the Zombie Browser Tool that has POC malicious browser extensions for Firefox, Chrome and Safari. He is also the developer of the Hardware Firewall Bypass Kernel Driver (HWFWBypass), the Encrypted Browser Exploit Delivery tool (#IRONSQUIRREL) and the Sandbox tester tool to test malware analysis sandboxes. He found and disclosed a vulnerability in IP cameras, and this vulnerability was exploited by the Persirai botnet, running on ˜600 000 cameras. He has been invited to give presentations at information security conferences worldwide including DEF CON, SyScan360, SAS2018, Virusbulletin, Disobey, Deepsec, Hacker Halted USA, Botconf, AusCERT, Nullcon, Hackcon, Shakacon, OHM, Nopcon, Hacktivity, and Ethical Hacking.