Organized by security consulting and research firm Independent Security Evaluators (ISE), IoT Village delivers advocacy for and expertise on security advancements in Internet of Things devices. IoT Village hosts talks by expert security researchers who dissect real-world exploits and vulnerabilities and hacking contests consisting of off-the-shelf IoT devices.

IoT Village's contests are brought to you by SOHOpelessly Broken™, the first-ever router hacking contest at DEF CON. The ISE research that inspired the SOHOpelessly Broken™ contests delivered 56 CVEs to the infosec community. Over the years at DEF CON, IoT Village has served as the platform to showcase and uncover 113 new vulnerabilities in connected devices.

Follow both ISE (@ISEsecurity) and IoT Village (@IoTvillage) on Twitter for updates on talks, contests, and giveaways.

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Upcoming Event Schedule

= Village and/or Contest Appearances =

Event Activities Date
CypherCon Milwaukee, WI Village CTF April 12-13, 2018
BSidesSF San Francisco, CA Village CTF April 15-16, 2018
RSAC San Francisco, CA IoT Sandbox April 18-20, 2018
BSidesCharm Maryland Village CTF April 28-29, 2018
HackerLab Engine-4 Bayamón, Puerto Rico CTF June 9, 2018
DEF CON Caesar's Las Vegas, NV Village Talks & Contests August 10-12, 2018
ToorCon at The Westin San Diego, CA Village CTF October, 2018
DerbyCon 7.0 Louisville Kentucky Village CTF October 5-7, 2018
BSidesDC at the Renaissance in DC Village CTF October, 2018
BSidesPhilly at Drexel University Village CTF December 2018

DEF CON 25 2017

= Presentations & Workshops =

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Topic Presenter Time
Inside the IV Pump, not too much medication por favor! Dan Regalado @Danuxx slides 10:00 am - 10:50 am
IoT Village Keynote - Friends, Not Foes: Rethinking the Researcher-Vendor Relationship Rick Ramgattie @RRamgattie slides 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Hide Yo Keys, Hide Yo Car - Remotely Exploiting Connected Vehicle APIs and Apps Aaron Guzman slides 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Pwning the Industrial IoT: RCEs and backdoors are around! Vladimir Dashchenko @raka_baraka & Sergey Temnikov slides 2:40 pm - 3:30 pm
IoT - the gift that keeps on giving Alex "Jay" Balan @Jaymzu slides 4:10 pm - 5:00 pm
101 hardware hacking workshop Ken Munro @TheKenMunroShow 5:40 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Topic Presenter Time
From DVR worms, to fridges, via dildos, the sins of the IoT in 50 minutes Andrew Tierney @cybergibbons & Ken Munro @TheKenMunroShow 10:00 am - 10:50 am
IoT updates to help protect consumers Aaron Alva @aalvatar & Mark Eichorn of the FTC 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Internet of Vulnerabilities Deral Heiland @percent_x slides 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
IIDS: An Intrusion Detection System for IoT Vivek Ramachandran @securitytube, Nishant Sharma, and Ashish Bhangale 2:40 pm - 3:30 pm
Redesigning PKI for IoT because Crypto is Hard Brian Knopf @DoYouQA slides 4:10 pm - 5:00 pm
Manufactures Panel TBA 5:40 pm - 6:30 pm

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Topic Presenter Time
Intelligent Misusers: A Case for Adversarial Modelling on IoT Devices Pishu Mahtani @pishumahtani 10:00 am - 10:30 am
*bonus* From FAR and NEAR: Exploiting Overflows on Windows 3.x Jacob Thompson @isesecurity 11:00 am - 11:30 am


Call for papers for IoT Village™ is now open! All talks related to IoT security issues are welcome, with special emphasis on any of the following topics:

  • Internet of Things - Show us how secure (or insecure) IP-enabled embedded systems are. Routers, network storage systems, cameras, HVAC systems, refrigerators, medical devices, smart cars, smart home technology, and TVs. If it is IP enabled, we're interested.

  • Vulnerabilities and Remediation - Show us the what 0-days, exploits, or vulnerabilities you’ve found in an IoT device and then how the security flaw can be fixed. It great to pull off a hack, but how do we fix it going forward.

  • Demonstrable Research - Present attacks that result in mechanical operation of the device's physical functionality. Can you make the device move, smoke, light up, emit sound, manipulate a screen readout, or any other visibly evident manifestation of the exploit?

  • Healthcare & IoT - Demonstrate or discuss how IoT devices are impacting the realm of healthcare, including but not limited to patient health and hospital security. Travel, Hospitality, and IoT - Analyze how IoT is impacting the travel & hospitality industry, guest safety, and the connected hotel room.

  • IoT Device Management – Discuss best practices for deploying and building security into IoT devices.

We encourage responsible disclosure.

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Note: If chosen, the speaker will be responsible for all costs including travel and lodging. DEF CON badges will be given to CFP submission speakers (first come first serve).


The so-called Internet of Things (IoT) is undergoing massive adoption. From locks and thermostats to televisions and refrigerators, many devices that have traditionally delivered analog functionality are rapidly gaining Wi-Fi connectivity and connecting to cloud-based, command-and-control centers for remote control and monitoring functionality. Some of these devices are built with security in mind, while others are simply analog devices with communication capabilities slapped on. The security and privacy implications introduced by any security vulnerabilities in these connected devices are tremendous.

To be at the forefront of addressing and minimizing these issues, we organized the first-ever IoT hacking village at DEF CON 23. That was a follow-up to the massively popular SOHOpelessly Broken™ router hacking contest, which debuted at DEF CON 22 and contributed 15 new 0-day discoveries to the research community, we hope to educate participants and the community about security vulnerabilities in these widely deployed devices and, in turn, shift toward better security in the IoT category.

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= Zero-Day Track =

The Zero-Day track is focused on the discovery and demonstration of new exploits (0-day vulnerabilities). This track relies on the judging of newly discovered attacks against embedded electronic devices. Devices that are eligible for the contest can be found here and you can start submitting entries now! The winners who score the highest on their judged entries will be rewarded with cash prizes.


Contestants will need to provide proof that they disclosed the vulnerability to the vendor.

= CTF Track =

A DEFCON 24 Black Badge ctf, players compete against one another by exploiting off-the-shelf IoT devices. These 15+ devices all have known vulnerabilities, but to successfully exploit these devices requires lateral thinking, knowledge of networking, and competency in exploit development. CTFs are a great experience to learn more about security and test your skills, so join up in a team (or even by yourself) and compete for fun and prizes! Exploit as many as you can over the weekend and the top three teams will be rewarded.


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We put on multiple events throughout the year, and you can be part of them! We have thousands of attendees and always make a big splash. Focusing on brand exposure, community engagement, press, parties, and thought-leadership, we seek to provide a VIP-sponsorship experience for our partners. Email us at contact@securityevaluators.com to request a sponsorship pack and see how you can get involved.

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