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Offensive RFID/NFC: Shain Lakin presents at BSides Perth

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BSides Perth cyber security conference is the place to connect and learn from the industry’s biggest cyber security experts, including some of our brilliant PROTECT+ crew members who will be available all weekend at this year’s event.

Shain Lakin, Kinetic IT PROTECT+ Penetration Tester, will be presenting on Offensive RFID/NFC.

Perth 2021 BSides Offensive RFID

Meet your presenter

Over the past 11 years, Shain has worked within the Security and Law Enforcement domains. Before life at Kinetic IT, he worked within the Royal Australian Navy and then later within a variety of government roles. He is passionate about the offensive side of cyber security, particularly the often-overlooked aspects of social engineering, hardware hacking and physical security. Shain has many interesting skills outside of IT including being a qualified flight instructor and a fixed-wing commercial pilot.

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Offensive RFID/NFC

Shain’s presentation on Offensive RFID/NFC explores short-range wireless technologies such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Near Field Communication (NFC). He’ll discuss the past and current offensive uses of these technologies, along with new emerging uses such as biological NFC implants and their offensive potential.

Short-range wireless technologies are everywhere. Statistics show that total NFC usage grew by 82% between 2018 and 2020, and it is estimated that 20% of the world’s population has access to NFC. Novel uses of short-range wireless technologies, such as biological RFID and NFC implants are also becoming commonplace. This begs the question: What are the security implications, and can they be used offensively?

Uncover some of the new and emerging potential malicious uses of these well-known technologies with Shain at this year’s BSides event.

“What are the security implications for novel uses of short-range wireless technology?”

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The BSides event

BSidesWA’s biggest cyber security conference will be held over the 18-19 of September at the UWA Business school campus. You’ll hear from presenters on a range of topics from Offensive RFID/NFC to cryptography in warfare. For more information visit the BSides website.

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