August 5 - 7, 2016
In his fascinating talk at r00tz, Dan Kaminsky spoke about how the Internet came to be and how it actually works: "You have to understand how things work, but you also need to understand how things break" so you can fix the Web.
Dan Kaminsky is a legendary security researcher best known for finding a critical flaw in the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS), and for leading what became the largest synchronized fix to the Internet’s infrastructure of all time.
In this fun talk at r00tz Asylum, Joe spoke about an engineering project he designed and built with his kids -- Creaturepod Walkie Talkie.
Joe Grand is a former member of the legendary hacker collective L0pht Heavy Industries, where he helped set the standard for computer security, vulnerability research and disclosure. Joe is known for his work in reverse engineering and hacking embedded systems.
The team of hackers/writers for Mr.ROBOT are talking to kids about creating the hacks for the show to portray the hacker community as realistically as possible.
In this talk at r00tz Asylum (r00tz.org) at DEF CON 24, Richard spoke with kids about critical thinking and importance of challenging the norms.
Richard Thieme is an author and prolific speaker focusing on the impact of technology on individuals and organizations with an emphasis on security and intelligence.
RenderMan - Security researcher, breaking into banks for a living. Works on finding security vulnerabilities across systems including in air traffic control systems.
In this cool talk at r00tz Asylum, RenderMan taught kids about theimportance of improving the security of the air traffic control systems. He demonstrated how it is possible to not only intercept the unencrypted communications between the airplanes and the air traffic control command, but also to spoof that traffic.
Deral Heiland talks about the vulnerabilities his team discovered in various IoT devices, including in smart light bulbs.
Deral has been a security researcher / pen tester / hacker & educator for over 20 years. Creator of Praeda embedded device data harvesting tool. Deral also founded Ohio Information Security Forum, a not for profit organization focused on information security training and education.
Evan put his hypothesis that people would much prefer a free WiFi connection to their privacy to test and it turned out that he was mostly right. Between 49-52% of people who connected to his network accepted horrendous terms of service that he tied to his free internet service.
Kevin Mahaffey & Marc Rogers
Kevin is the CTO of Lookout, a company dedicated making the world a safer place as it becomes more connected, starting with smartphones and tablets. @dropalltables