Lockpicking and IT Security presented at t2InfoSecCon 2014

by Walter Belgers,

Summary : In this lecture, Walter Belgers will look at some security flaws in locks to see how they came about. Then, he shows us how similar mistakes are made in software development and deployment. In both cases, we have to deal with design flaws, implementation errors, zero day attacks, brute force attacks, user errors and more. Real life examples will be given and demonstrated. There are some interesting differences in how security is looked at in the hardware and the software world. Both groups can certainly learn each other.
Walter Belgers is an ethical computer hacker by profession and by way of life. During his working hours, he tests the security of IT systems using both technical and social means at Madison Gurkha. He is also the president of TOOOL, The Open Organisation of Lockpickers. He has been lockpicking since the 1980’s and is currently the fastest Dutch lockpicker. He likes to teach others how to pick locks.