New Countermeasures To The Bump Key Attack presented at ShmooCon 2008

by Deviant Ollam,

Tags: Security Others Risk

Summary : If you haven’t yet heard of the physical security risk known as "bump keying" there’s a good chance you’ve either been living under a rock or have no duties that involve oversight of facilities or infrastructure. In a short session, Deviant will cover the basics of the bump key threat and describe the techniques that hardware manufacturers and locksmiths are experimenting with to counter it. Some of these developments have real promise, others may just be smoke and mirrors... don’t invest in one of the wrong solutions that are being rolled out in the face of this highly-charged (and often misunderstood) security concern.
While paying the bills as a network engineer and security consultant, Deviant Ollam’s first and strongest love has always been teaching. A graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s "Science, Technology, & Society" program, he is fascinated by the interplay between human values and developments in the technical world. A fanatical supporter of the philosophy that the best way to increase security is to publicly disclose vulnerabilities, Deviant has given lockpick demonstrations at universities, conferences, and even the United States Military Academy at West Point.