DEFCON

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Is a DEF CON Village the right way to assess AI risk?

The AI industry is pointing to the AI Village at DEF CON as a venue for assessing cybersecurity risk. But is a “village” the best way to test AI risk? Experts have their doubts.

Sick Codes answers questions following his presentation at DEF CON 30

Episode 242: Hacking the Farm (and John Deere) with Sick Codes

In our latest podcast, Paul caught up with Sick Codes (@sickcodes) to talk about his now-legendary presentation at the DEF CON Conference in Las Vegas, in which he demonstrated a hack that ran the Doom first person shooter on a John Deere 4240 touch-screen monitor.

A jailbroken John Deere monitor running a version of the DOOM FPS

UPDATE DEF CON DOOM Patrol: Deere Jailbreak Raises Questions on Security, Competition

A researcher presented the results of a year-long effort to reverse engineer John Deere hardware to run a version of the DOOM first person shooter. He also discovered a number of security flaws along the way.

Storm on the Farm

DEF CON: Security Holes in Deere, Case IH Shine Spotlight on Agriculture Cyber Risk

A demonstration at DEF CON of glaring flaws in software by agricultural equipment giants John Deere and Case IH raise the specter of remote, software-based attacks that could cripple farms and impact US food production.

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Episode 219: LGBTQ+Cyber – A Pride Month Conversation On Being Queer In Infosec

In this week’s episode of the podcast (#219) we speak with four cybersecurity professionals about what it means to be Queer in the industry: their various paths to the information security community, finding support among their peers and the work still left to do to make information security inclusive. All in honor of Pride Month, 2021.