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Wednesday, July 28 • 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Wardriving the Smart Grid: Practical Approaches to Attacking Utility Packet Radios

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If you haven't just emerged from a coma, you probably have some idea of the multifaceted attack surface that the inevitable modernization of power transmission and distribution is rapidly introducing.


What you may *not* be thinking about just yet, though, is the path much of that attack surface travels on... The air around you.


Our talk gives a crash course in the brain-melting number of wireless Smart Grid radio implementations very quickly popping up all around us (some built on actual standards, some snuggled in the comforting blanket of proprietary obscurity) and describes our own experience in reverse engineering Smart Grid radio stacks, and how it's possible to gnaw one's way through to the soft, squishy SCADA underbelly, invariably hiding just below the surface.


Along the way, we'll take a hard look at the future landscape of theft of service, point out some larger threats, and try to find a realistic middle ground between the "we're doomed" and the "let's all put our toasters on the Internet" camps in what ultimately is (warts and all) a natural and inevitable step forward.

Wednesday July 28, 2010 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Day 1 - Infrastructure

Attendees (40)