Building an Internet of Things Exploitation Lab

Chicago Security Meetup
Chicago Security Meetup
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10 S La Salle Suite 1310 · Chicago, IL

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At 6pm, the doors on LaSalle lock and you need to enter on Madison by the Au Bon Pain

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Abstract: Are you curious about what it takes to jump into device hardware hacking? Would you like to know how to determine what potentially sensitive information your devices are storing and transmitting?

This talk will detail some of the most useful hardware and software tools needed to interact and interface with IoT devices in order to attack the following surface areas:

1. Device Physical Interfaces
2. Device Memory
3. Device Firmware
4. Administrative Interfaces & Local Device Storage
5. Network Traffic (Wired and Wireless)

Usage examples for each tool will be discussed in a presentation. Also, a matrix cheat-sheet including information about each tool (tool name, product web link, functionality, and a few basic commands) will be provided.

The goal of this talk is to provide the foundational knowledge necessary for attendees to build a basic lab as well as begin to evaluate and test their IoT devices to determine if they are safe for use at home or work.

Bio: Shawn Davis is the Director of Digital Forensics at the Edelson PC law firm where he leads a technical team in investigating claims related to privacy violations, fraud, security vulnerabilities, large-scale data breaches, and other deceptive practices. Additionally, Shawn is an Adjunct Industry Associate Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology where he teaches courses in Cyber Security Technologies and Open Source Operating Systems at the undergraduate and graduate levels.