BioHackers: The Invisible Threat

Tech 1 (718A) November 3, 2021 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm Feedback     

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Len Noe

Biohackers exist and walk among us. Most security professionals would not allow users into their environment with offensive security tools. How do you address individuals who have surgically implanted such devices into their bodies? I have multiple sub-dermal implants that range from NFC, HID/Prox and RFiD devices. This allows me to become the attack vector. In this talk, I provide a brief overview of the types of bio-implants on the market and share various case studies on the potential damage malicious biohackers can inflict. I will also show demonstrations of attacks utilizing some of my implants in real world scenarios. As security professionals, we must anticipate the unknown. These include any individuals that enter our facilities or are simply around us in public. These types of attacks are becoming more common. Most of the security community are not aware they exist. Discussions on what was once thought to be science-fiction are now science fact. Through continuing education on phishing and social engineering attacks, tightening MDM restrictions, endpoint management, behavioral analytics, least privilege and privileged access, we can take preventive measures around the threats we can’t see.