|PRESENTER:||Gary van Blerk, Managing Consultant for IOActive|
|PRESENTATION:||Leave the Lights On: Home-automation Users Left in the Dark!|
|CONFERENCE:||BSides Cape Town|
|LOCATION:||Dimension Data, Black River Park, Cape Town, South Africa|
|DATE& TIME:||Saturday June 7, 2014 at 15:30pm|
As the security industry adopts terms like “The Internet of Things”, “The Connected World”, and “Always On”, Gary van Blerk would like to take you on a journey through the world of home-automation systems. Many of these systems tout IP interfaces and mobile apps as key differentiators; but as we have learned, not only do they expand feature sets, they also expand attack surfaces. Gary will also discuss issues associated with disclosing vulnerabilities and how researchers and industry can work together more effectively to ensure end users are protected.
Earlier this year Mike Davis, embedded systems security principal scientist for IOActive, took a closer look at the Belkin Wemo home-automation system and discovered a wide range of vulnerabilities, from private key and credential disclosures to haphazard SSL and API validation implementations. l
IOActive is also proud to announce it is a Community Sponsor of BSides Cape Town.
About Gary van Blerk
Gary van Blerk, an Information Security Management Consultant for IOActive in South Africa, is an information technology expert with industry experience dating back over 18 years. He has gained his experience in a number of multinational blue chip companies covering a range of industries, including IT consultancy, cellular/GSM market, financial, and legal. Gary has a passion for technology and enjoys trying out the latest new gadgets to see how they work. He is currently completing his masters degree at Rhodes University.
About BSides Cape Town
BSides CapeTown 2014 is an innovative one day information security conference, open to the public, and focused on providing an open platform for sharing ideas, insights, and developing longstanding relationships with others in the community. It is a rare opportunity to directly connect and create trusted relationships with key members of the community.
IOActive is a comprehensive, high-end information security services firm with a long and established track record in delivering elite security services to its customers. Our world-renowned consulting and research teams deliver a portfolio of specialist security services ranging from penetration testing and application code assessment to chip reverse engineering. Global 500 companies across every industry continue to trust IOActive with their most critical and sensitive security issues. Founded in 1998, IOActive is headquartered in Seattle, USA, with global operations through the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pac regions. Visit www.ioactive.com for more information. Follow IOActive on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ioactive.