Ghost Recon: Subverting Local Networks presented at AUScert 2009

by Berne Campbell,

Summary : Networks are a crucial component of information systems and businesses. This presentation demonstrates both passive and active attacks on networks that can cause havoc if they fail to implement comprehensive countermeasures. The security of various networking protocols will be examined, including routing, first-hop redundancy, and Layer 2 management protocols. Attacks discussed include topology discovery, fingerprinting, traffic redirection, man in the middle, and others. Some newly developed and released tools will be demonstrated in this talk. An understanding of networking fundamentals is assumed.
This talk is intended for professionals who want a greater understanding of threats against local networks. They will learn how attacks can be implemented against networks that have inadequate controls, and the importance of these controls will be reinforced. It is hoped that due to this education the security of networks will improve.