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Deep dive into how the USB protocol works, how it can become an attack vector, why these attacks are effective, and why USB devices can be so difficult to manage. A never-before-seen e-cigarette hack will illustrate how a benign device can be modified into an attack platform, and highlight how different defenses can be more—or less—effective.

Learning Objectives:
1: Gain a thorough understanding of how the USB protocol(s) function.
2: Learn three ways that legitimate USB protocol behavior can be used maliciously.
3: Discover how the same behaviors can be used defensively to porrect against USB threats.

Knowledge of Windows device management functionality, USB device behavior and Windows driver functionalities will be helpful.