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High Stake Target: Lo-Tech Attack - Bill Gardner Kevin Cordle Derbycon 2015 (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

High Stake Target: Lo-Tech Attack
Bill Gardner Kevin Cordle
Derbycon 2015

It is no secret America's infrastructure is in need of upgrade. Roads, bridges, water treatment facilities, underground and overhead utility assets generally need to be replaced or retro-fitted. The preventative maintenance programs that exist are not keeping up with system growth. There is just not enough money, trained professionals, or time to accomplish this task before a major failure will overtake one or more of the systems involved. Using limited knowledge and minimum financial resources the local power grid could be successfully compromised and exploited into a much larger scale coordinated attack on the national grid. This talk will identify the physical weaknesses and describe a hypothetical attack with its possible outcome, as well as how we prevent these sorts of attacks.

Bill Gardner is an Assistant Professor at Marshall University; President and Principal Security Consultant at BlackRock Consulting; Information Security Chair at the Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence; and co-founder of the Hack3rCon and 304Geeks. Bill is the co-author of "Building an Information Security Awareness Program: Defending Against Social Engineering and Technical Threats" and a contributor to the new edition of "Google Hacking for Penetration Testers". Kevin is a graduate student at Marshall University. Kevin has twenty-four years of service with American Electric Power (ret.) as an ‰ÛÏA‰Û class lineman Southern West Virginia. Kevin also worked as a civilian security contractor for Infra-Safe Corporation, (Department of Defense contractor). At Infra-Safe he was responsible for United States Army Reserve Centers (USARC) arms vault security and inspections for the 99th Division's Southeastern region from Delaware to Suffork Virginia.


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