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March 12-14, 2018 - Portland, OR
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Wednesday, March 14 • 3:30pm - 4:20pm
The IoT Botnet Wars, Linux Devices, and the Absence of Basic Security Hardening - Eystein Stenberg, Mender.io

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We will discuss the various malware infecting Linux IoT devices including Mirai, Hajime, and BrickerBot and the vulnerabilities they leverage to enslave or brick connected devices. We will walk the audience through specific vectors they used to exploit devices and cover some basics in security hardening that would have largely protected from many of the widespread malware.

Some of the fundamental security concepts we will cover include:

Closing unused open network ports
Intrusion detection systems
Enforcing password complexity and policies
Removing unnecessary services
Frequent software updates to fix bugs and patch security vulnerabilities

We will also delve into the arguments and counter-arguments of vigilante hacking with Hajime and BrickerBot as examples and the potential long-term consequences in this new age of connected devices.

Speakers
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Eystein Stenberg

CTO, Mender.io
Eystein Stenberg has over 7 years of experience in security and systems management as a developer, support engineer, technical account manager, product manager, and now as CTO. He has been in the front line of some of the largest production environments in various roles and has i... Read More →



Wednesday March 14, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Broadway I/II