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Stop The Wireless Threat ? Dawn of the Drone - Scott Schober (ShowMeCon 2015) (Hacking Illustrated Series InfoSec Tutorial Videos)

Stop The Wireless Threat ? Dawn of the Drone
Scott Schober
ShowMeCon 2015

Drones & UAV technology are advancing rapidly. Companies are eyeing them up for aerial photography, delivery services, media while other unsavory individuals use them for spying and hacking. There are over 200,000 Drones sold every month. The FAA has just proposed new guidelines to bolster safety precautions further. Hackers are using this airborn wireless threat to cause havoc at sports stadiums, spy on individuals, or even target your mobile phone. Drones can now fly faster, farther, and carry more potentially lethal payloads than just a few years ago. Drones can also spoof a Wi-Fi network and fool your mobile device to connecting and launch a man-in-the-middle attack compromising your credentials and stealing user names and passwords. And they are all available as off-the-shelf hardware to consumers for relatively cheap. Wireless cyber threat detection tools can effectively detect and locate drones and their pilots by warning and thwarting a potential wireless breach.

Bio: Mr. Scott N. Schober is the President and CEO of Berkeley Varitronics Systems (BVS), a 40 year old, NJ-based privately held company and leading provider of advanced wireless solutions and products for multi-national telecommunications and security markets. Since the beginning of Mr. Schober?s BVS tenure in 1989, the company?s product line of wireless test instruments has increased to over 50 products with a core focus on WLAN, cellular, WiMAX, LTE and advanced radio devices. As an experienced software engineer, Schober has developed cellular test instruments used for measuring, optimizing and plotting signal coverage, primarily for the initial cellular build-out throughout the United States. Schober?s recent focus has been development (patent pending) of BVS? cell phone detection tools, used to enforce a ?no cell phone policy? in various venues. These tools are effectively used around the globe to find contraband cell phones smuggled into correctional facilities as well as secure federal facilities and schools. Mr. Schober is a highly sought after security expert for media appearances and commentary. Recent media appearances include Bloomberg TV, Canadian TV News and Arise TV as a cyber security expert with numerous appearances on Al Jazerra America, CCTV America, Fox Business Channel, Fox News, Inside Edition, MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, PIX11, The Blaze, OAN, as well as The Peggy Smedley Show, X/M Sirius Radio and Bloomberg Radio. He has presented as a subject expert on the topic of cyber security/corporate espionage, as well as cell phone detection and location at numerous conferences and trade shows around the globe including GovSec, Counter Terror expo, ISS Americas, Espionage Research International, Connected World, as well as GSM World Congress. Mr. Schober was a VIP attendee at two Concordia Summits both held in New York and was selected to appear in an interview discussing national security. He is a featured guest-contributor for Homeland Security Newswire. Mr. Schober is an Cyber Security Advisory Board Member for Kean University. He is also an Advisory Board Member and regular Cyber Security Contributing Editor to Connected World Magazine. Mr. Schober received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Kean in 1992 and thereafter attended graduate studies in telecommunications at New York University. www.bvsystems.com Mr. Schober authored a book entitled ?HACKED AGAIN? which is a candid glimpse of how his company was hacked, the mistakes made, and the lessons learned. He shares practical tips to protect yourself from being the next victim so you can stay safe. www.hackedagain.com

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