Hacking IoT Devices – Jeff Spielberg, Ryan Speers – PSW #635

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Ryan Speers
Security Researcher at River Loop Security LLC

Ryan is a managing partner of River Loop Security and has assessed a wide range of embedded devices, finding vulnerabilities by physical attacks, network access, firmware reversing, and other techniques. He has led design of remediations or new systems, frequently focusing on their cryptographic protocols and protections. Ryan is also known for his research on the security of radio protocols, including IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee and maintenance of the KillerBee framework frequently used to assess these protocols.

Jeff Spielberg
Managing Partner at River Loop Security

Jeff Spielberg is a managing partner of River Loop Security. An electrical engineer by training, his primary cybersecurity interests and research focus on low-level hardware reverse engineering on embedded devices. He has performed security penetration testing on a wide array of embedded devices and often works on secure design and architecture projects for critical embedded and IoT applications.


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