Mike plays a hacker on ‘the internet.’ His ninja skills include hardware hacks, reverse engineering, web app pen, blue team, rainbow team 4, and wifi. He is a computer scientist who does real science sometimes.

What the WiFiCactus?!?!?!

The #WiFiCactus is a tool that passively listens on 50 channels at the same time thanks to 25 Hak5 Pineapple Tetras. This talk will break down the build process, the hardware and the software to make the ultimate war-walking machine. The #WiFiCactus was on location at DEF CON 25 in Fabulous Las Vegas to monitor the most dangerous network in the world. Findings will be discussed including WiFi intrusion detection and protection strategies.

For DefCamp I am planning on focusing directly on the WiFiCactus as opposed to additional wireless capture technologies that are included in my presentation for Saintcon. I am planning on having integration with the WiFi Pwn Board also.

Are you the next cyber security superstar?

If you are passionate about an information security topic or you have strong technical skills developing researches on your own, you should definitely Apply at Call for Papers. By submitting you will have the chance to showcase your work to +2000 attendees.

Other speakers joining this year

Philipp Promeuschel

Security Analyst Compass Security Schweiz AG

Steve McGregory

Senior Director of Application and Threat Intelligence Ixia, a Keysight business

Ionut Marin

Information Security Sr. Analyst SecureWorks

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