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.


IoT Hacking 101 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 today. 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 walk you through all the steps from analyzing router firmware, finding hidden backdoors, enumerating devices and performing remote exploits. 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 currently offers 3 labs and is adding new labs in 2021 to expand our content even further.

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In this 3-time DEF CON Black Badge CTF, teams compete against one another by exploiting a network of off-the-shelf IoT devices. These 40+ 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 participants can join up in a team (or go alone) and 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 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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