ToorCon San Diego 4-Day Hardware Hacking Workshop
- 28 July 2017 - 31 July 2017
- Hosted by
- ToorCon San Diego
- Westin San Diego
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- Dmitry Nedospasov
This year’s ToorCon San Diego is offering exclusive 4 days of hands-on training workshops focused on various aspects of computer security. The Workshops includes meals, hardware, and tools necessary to participate in the workshop (you just supply the laptop). All workshops attendees get admission to the Seminar (Sept 1) and Conference (Sept 2-3). The workshops are being held at the Emerald Plaza Westin.
Hardware security analysis differs from software security analysis primarily in the tools and techniques required for the task at hand. However, many security researchers overestimate the learning curve required to begin successfully performing embedded hardware analysis. This training is specifically designed for security researchers who wish to improve their familiarity with hardware security and hardware implementations in particular. The training is built as a set of Capture the Flag (CTF) style assignments designed to familiarize students with common flaws in hardware implementations. In this training, students will learn to develop custom hardware implementations utilizing programmable logic, i.e. Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLDs). Students will thoroughly understand the advantages of building tools based on programmable logic, understand how hardware implementations are realized and exploit several common hardware security flaws.