Joe Grand

Former member of the legendary hacker collective L0pht Heavy Industries. Product designer & Founder, Grand Idea Studio, Inc

Speaker Fee Range: $5,000 - $20,000 USD

Travels From: USA

Joe Grand is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

Cybersecurity Speaker Joe Grand
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    Joe Grand

    Former member of the legendary hacker collective L0pht Heavy Industries. Product designer & Founder, Grand Idea Studio, Inc

    Speaker Fee Range: $5,000 - $20,000 USD

    Travels From: USA

    Joe Grand is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    BOOK Joe Grand AS A SPEAKER

    A leader in hardware hacking and cybersecurity. Speaker Joe Grand worked with L0pht Heavy Industries to help increase awareness about the importance of doing computer security vulnerability research. Organizations book Joe Grand to learn about hardware hacking and poor security.

    Joe Grand Speaker Biography

    Cybersecurity speaker Joe Grand has an extensive background in hardware hacking and cybersecurity. He goes by the nickname “Kingpin.” Joe’s mission is to create consumer electronics devices and modules for individuals who have an interest in electronics. While working with the famed hacker collective L0pht Heavy Industries, Joe helped increase awareness about the importance of doing computer security vulnerability research. Joe is in high demand as a speaker because of his work in hacking embedded systems and reverse engineering.

    Speaker Joe Grand ‘s educational background includes a Boston University’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and an Arizona’s University of Advancing Technology’s Doctorate of Science in Technology.

    Grand took part in a show called Prototype This!, which focused on finding solutions to today’s problems and inventing cool machines. Joe is still hosting new features and content on his site due to the show’s excellent reviews and ratings.

    Grand Idea Studio, a research and development organization, based in San Francisco, was founded by Grand after his appearance on national television. At the time, his team discovered flaws in San Francisco’s e-parking meters. In addition, he owns Kingpin Empire, a clothing line that donates a portion of its profits to charity.

    Joe also works for a hardware exhibition called When Electronics Become Art. He also works as a DEFCON’s electronic badges developer. Furthermore, Grand has been a judge for the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s DEFCON badge hack contest. He was also a teacher for DEFCON Kids.

    With his involvement in electronics engineering and security, Grand is a frequent speaker at international conferences.

    Joe Grand Keynote Topics

    Within the electronics lifecycle, there lie weaknesses that can be exploited by those looking to subvert, monitor, manipulate, or intentionally damage your product or service. While embedded security is finally a topic discussed by engineers, it is difficult to properly implement given our need to meet stringent development timeframes, budgetary constraints, and manufacturing requirements.

    This presentation explores common hardware attack vectors, the importance of thinking like an adversary, and recommendations to help make systems more secure, with a caveat about why absolute security will never be guaranteed.

    Many electronic devices contain design flaws that could lead to exploitable vulnerabilities. In order to discover such flaws, hackers and engineers use a variety of tools. This presentation explores the tools commonly used during hardware hacking/reverse engineering, including those that monitor/decode communications, extract firmware, and identify/connect to debug interfaces.

    Security is often overlooked during the design process of electronic devices. “We’ll fix it later,” says the engineer. “It’s not worth the cost until something happens,” says the manager. Poor embedded security practices and a lack of clearly defined security goals increase the risk of a product getting hacked, whether for malicious purposes or bragging rights.

    This presentation provides industry standards, best practices, and recommendations to help make systems more secure, with a caveat about why absolute security is never guaranteed.

    Hardware hacking and attacks against embedded systems are no longer limited to hobbyists who simply want to have fun making products do things they were never intended to do. Nation states, criminal organizations, and others looking to maliciously subvert, monitor, manipulate, or intentionally damage are now involved.

    Throughout the electronics lifecycle, including semiconductor fabrication, hardware and firmware design, and product manufacturing, there lie weaknesses that can be exploited. This presentation chronicles some clever hacks and scary attacks, and highlights why all of us in the electronics industry need to take responsibility and action in an attempt to make our products more secure.

    Joe Grand Speaking Videos

    Confessions of a Hacker known as Kingpin
    Joe Grand Talks About When Hacking and Engineering Collide

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