Air Gap Hopping with Musical Fans: Proving a False Sense of Security

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Proof of concept demonstration of exfiltrating data across air-gapped systems using fan speeds and how this chain of compromise could be interrupted with the correct monitoring and alerting. Leveraging this example, the session will examine various other side-channel attacks that threaten networks wherever they live including supply chain interdiction, spinning hard drive attacks and more.

Pre-Requisites: Understanding of general defense-in-depth methodologies including continuous monitoring and air-gapped networks.

Aaron Rosenmund


Director of Security Research and Curriculum, Pluralsight

Security Strategy & Architecture Policy & Government Hackers & Threats Analytics Intelligence & Response

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