2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

An Internet of Junk

Sunday, March 13
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 9ABC
531 E 4th St


The Internet of Things continues to invade our lives, encasing us in cocoons of interconnected touchscreens and LEDs. Despite appearances, all of these devices are sophisticated, general-purpose computers, and as such, come under the scrutiny of security researchers.

This talk will address the growing "Internet of Junk," a metastasizing mass of unpatched computers on public and private networks, and examine the "anti-patterns" demonstrated around today's vulnerability handling practices for all sorts of embedded devices

Hashtags: #sxsw #IoTSec


Tod Beardsley at SXSW

Tod Beardsley

Security Research Mgr

Rapid7 Inc

Tod Beardsley is the Security Research Manager at Rapid7. He has over twenty years of hands-on security knowledge and experience, reaching back to the halcyon days of 2400 baud textfile BBSes and i...

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