DEFCON28 2020 Aug. 7, 2020 to Aug. 8, 2020, Las Vegas, USA

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OPENING REMARKS: GETTING THE AEROSPACE VILLAGE TO TAKE-OFF Pete Cooper , Chris Krebs , And Roper Let’s face it, relationships between the hacker / researcher community and the aerospace sector in ...
MITM - THE MYSTERY IN THE MIDDLE. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE AIRCRAFT INFORMATION SYSTEMS DOMAIN Matt Gaffney The mordern e-Enabled aircraft is often descrbed as a flying data center with half of ...
SATELLITE ORBITS 101 Matt Murray Satellite Orbits 101 will provide an introductory understanding of the orbit of satellites/space vehicles. Leveraging ...
GPS SPOOFING 101 Harshad Sathaye With the advent of autonomous cyber-physical systems such as self-driving cars and unmanned aerial vehicles, ...
PANEL: BUILDING CONNECTIONS ACROSS THE AVIATION ECOSYSTEM Jeff Troy , Jen Ellis , Randy Talley , Sidd Gejji , Al Burke , John Noble Across the Aviation Ecosystem, there is an increased effort to collaborate and coordinate to protect ...
EXPERIMENTAL AVIATION, RISKS AND REWARDS Patrick Kiley This talk will cover a hacker’s perspective of building your own aircraft, what I consider ...
TALKING TO SATELLITES - 101 Eric Escobar Reaching out into space may seem like it would require a PhD and thousands of ...
EXPLOITING SPACECRAFT Brandon Bailey This presentation will describe the high-level cyber threat landscape for space systems and focus on ...
ATTACKING FLIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING, WE HAVE A SMALL PROBLEM! Mohammad Reza Zamiri , Reza Dadgar. Modern aircrafts are heavily relied on flight management systems to automate a wide variety of ...
AEROSPACE VILLAGE BADGE Rick Hansen Inexpensive Software-Defined Radios (SDRs) can be used to receive digital communications from aircraft and satellites. ...
PANEL: HACKERS AND ISACS Jeff Troy , Erin Millar , Matthew Munro Across the aerospace sector, good faith research has a key role in highlighting both risks ...
A VIEW FROM THE COCKPIT: EXPLORING PILOT REACTIONS TO ATTACKS ON AVIONIC SYSTEMS Matt Smith Researchers have been crafting attacks on aviation systems for almost a decade now, on wireless ...
CHECKLIST FOR AVIATION VULNERABILITY DISCLOSURE: DON'T GO IT ALONE Jay Angus Cybersecurity vulnerabilities are ever present in IT and OT systems and the aerospace sector is ...
LOW-COST VHF RECEIVER: EAVESDROPPING PILOT/CONTROLLER COMMUNICATION Allan Landis The objective of the talk is to give an overview of the latest development in ...
PRODUCT CYBERSECURITY: SECURE AIRPLANE DEVELOPMENT LIFECYCLE Michael Vanguardia The Aviation industry has always focused on safety and with the advent of the e-enabled ...
INTRODUCTION TO ACARS Alex Lomas We'll go through what ACARS is, its roots in Telex, through to how it's implemented ...
TICKETING TO TAKEOFF: AN AIRPORT HACKING CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE Liz Elisabeth Wharton Check-in software glitches, payment system data breaches, gate signage ransomware attacks... Airports are an interconnected, ...
ILS AND TCAS SPOOFING DEMONSTRATION Alex Lomas The Traffic Alert & Collision Avoidance System or TCAS was first developed in the early ...
A DEEPER DIVE INTO ILS AND ADS-B SPOOFING Harshad Sathaye Modern aircraft heavily rely on several wireless technologies for communications control and navigation. Researchers demonstrated ...
HACKING AIRPLANE AIR TO GROUND (A2G) SYSTEMS Ali Abdollahi One of the most important parts of avionic systems is the communication. Airplanes use mobile ...
HACKING AEROSPACE CYBERSECURITY REGULATION Nicole Keeley , Harley Silva Abstract: The aerospace industry is highly regulated with a great deal of focus on cybersecurity. ...
TRUST AND TRUTH IN SPACE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS James Puvur Space Situational Awareness Data (SSA) is the lifeblood of responsible spaceflight. With tens of thousands ...
747 WALKTHROUGH FROM A HACKER'S PERSPECTIVE Ken Lomas This will be a tour of an end of life 747 airframe, covering a 101 ...
CRITICAL AEROSPACE CYBERSECURITY: A CHANGING PARADIGM AND HOW YOU CAN HELP Nathalie Feyt , Lawrence Ray Aerospace is changing – Its digital transformation must now be synonymous with being cyber secure. ...
CYBERSECURITY LESSONS LEARNED FROM HUMAN SPACEFLIGHT Pam Melroy Space is incredibly important in our daily lives – providing the GPS navigation on our ...
DISSECTING WIRELESS PRIVACY IN AVIATION Martin Strohmeier A multitude of wireless technologies are used within air traffic communication. From a conceptual perspective, ...
BREAKDOWN OF THE FAA'S PRIVACY ICAO ADDRESS PROGRAM Gui Michel The FAA launched the Privacy ICAO Address (PIA) program in January 2020 to address privacy ...
CYBERSECURITY MEETS AVIATION REGULATION Aaron Brom Software development for aviation is highly regulated, and process driven. The current processes, as defined ...
WHAT I LEARNED TRYING TO HACK A 737 Karl Koscher As part of work looking at avionics security, we reverse-engineered two Communication Management Units used ...