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 hundreds of new vulnerabilities in connected devices.


In this four-time black badge CTF, participants compete against one another as teams (or alone!) by exploiting a network of off-the-shelf IoT devices. These devices all have known vulnerabilities, but to successfully exploit these devices requires knowledge of networking and competency in exploit development. The IoT Village CTF is a great experience to learn more about security and test your skills to compete for fun and prizes. Exploit as many devices as possible during the event and the top three teams will be rewarded.

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IoT Village Hacking Playground:

The IoT Village Hacking Playground is a set of quick, hands-on labs developed to teach the tools and techniques for discovering and exploiting some of the common weaknesses found in IoT devices and Bluetooth Low Energy. Whether you're a penetration tester that has never hacked IoT devices or even someone that has never hacked anything, these self-guided labs will introduce the audience to the world of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and the security issues that can plague BLE smart devices. Participants will get a chance to perform real world analysis of BLE smart devices and perform attacks to control these devices. Students work at their own pace following our IoT Hacking 101 guides, and instructors are on hand to provide assistance as needed and answer any questions.

IoT Village Hackalong

Your team will “hack along” with the IoT Village instructors to explore how hackers find and exploit vulnerabilities within web applications. This application security training workshop, developed by the team behind IoT Village, provides developers with a hands-on lab that enhances their understanding of how hackers find and exploit vulnerabilities. The Hackalong is learning environment that is both collaborative and fun, and participants will spend a significant portion of time doing hands-on hacking. Each participant is given access to a private instance of our vulnerable web app and will have time to work both with our instructors, and independently, to discover as many of the 40+ vulnerabilities in the hackalong web app as possible. Experience with HTTP, HTML, and JavaScript is beneficial, but no prior hacking skills are required.


IoT Village hosts presentations in both the virtual and physical spaces for attendees to learn from industry leaders in the IoT security industry and beyond. In the past, we have had speakers from organizations such as Dell, Cisco, Intel, and Rapid7 that have shared innovative research and live demos with attendees, covering the hottest topics and trends in the security space. IoT Village reaches audiences from around the world who are able to interact with our presentations on Twitch, YouTube, or in the physical space. Submit to our newest CFP

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