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Sector 2015: Stealth Attack from the Produce Aisle

raspberry piIt’s official: Keith Benedict (@mehtryx) and I will be presenting at Sector 2015 in Toronto. Our topic is called “Stealth Attack from the Produce Aisle”. Here’s a summary of what to expect:

The proliferation of devices like the Raspberry Pi, Pineapple Express, PwnPi and more make it easier (and cheaper) than ever to obtain a complete stealth attack or defense arsenal.

In this session, we’ll take a low-cost, credit-card sized ARM computer, add some freely available software and see what we get. We’ll learn:

  • what options are available to build such a device
  • how to build a working device
  • add-ons including additional network adapters and wireless extenders
  • overview of some commonly available software tools
  • how to conduct attack and defense scenarios

Hardware will include Cubox, Hummingboard, Raspberry Pi and more. Software will include Kali Linux and a multitude of offensive and defensive infosec tools.

You’ll come away from this session with a better understanding of how much you can accomplish with one of these devices and a healthier respect (or greater fear) of tiny computers.

Registration for Sector has begun – hurry now and get your ticket before prices rise!

Let Keith and I know if you’ll be coming to Sector and let us know what you’d like us to touch on during our presentation.

Talk soon!




SC Congress 2015 – update on VIP ticket draw


SC Congress is three weeks away. There are plenty of great sessions planned, a large selection of leading IT security vendors to talk to and a lot of infosec professionals to meet and socialize with.

Last week, I posted an offer that was too good to refuse: register now for a free Expo Only VIP Pass ($150), receive an amazon gift card (for the first 50 registrants) and be entered into a draw for one of two VIP Two-Day Full Conference Passes ($1,095 value).

You’re not too late to get your free Expo Only VIP Pass and amazon gift card. Go to and use promo code TODDHDOWEXPOVIP or click this link to go directly to the conference registration site.

As for the VIP ticket draw, the SC Congress team has asked me to extend the draw for an extra week. So, I’m extending the deadline to register until next Monday May 25 at 9am. So if you haven’t registered yet, don’t delay! You still have time to win a VIP Two-Day Full Conference Pass.

Do you have your ticket yet? Let me know in the comments!

Talk soon!


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SC Congress 2015 – free passes, VIP ticket draw and more!


SC Congress is coming up fast. There’s only a month left to get your ticket. And, I’m here to help make it easy. The team at SC Magazine have given me a unique opportunity to pass on to you:

  • free Expo Only VIP Passes ($150 value);
  • an Amazon gift card to the first 50 people to register using promo code “TODDHDOWEXPOVIP”; and
  • a chance to win one of two VIP Two-Day Full Conference Passes ($1,095 value);

Here’s the deal:

Each free Expo Only VIP Pass provides you:

  • unlimited access to the Exhibit Hall
  • all five Keynote Addresses
  • one editorial session of your choice
  • inclusion in Passport to Prizes (take home one of the latest Apple products or other must-have device)
  • a chance to network with industry luminaries and business decision makers at the Cocktail Reception
  • and the opportunity to visit with all of the leading brands on the expo floor.

Expo Plus Passes cost $150, but register as a Expo VIP with the Discount Code TODDHDOWEXPOVIP and gain complimentary admission – courtesy of

As an added bonus, if you are one of the first 50 people to register for a free Expo Only VIP Pass using promo code TODDHDOWEXPOVIP, you will receive a free amazon gift card directly from SC Magazine.

And finally, SC Magazine has two VIP Two-Day Full Conference Passes to give away. To be entered to win one of these two tickets, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Register for a free Expo Only VIP Pass anytime between today (Monday May 11) and next Monday morning (May 18); and
  2. Tweet the following: “Got my free Expo Plus Pass to @SCCongress Toronto June 10/11. Get yours & chance to win a VIP pass at #infosec” (We’ll accept a similar shoutout on Facebook if you aren’t on Twitter)

So don’t delay… register today!

Alternately, if you just want to get a significant discount on a full conference pass, feel free to use discount code TODDHDOW to get the following discounted ticket prices:

You can get your discounted tickets here:
2-day pass: $595 (reg. $1,095)
1-day pass: $495 (reg. $845)
Use discount code TODDHDOW or click this link.

And, while you’re at it, sign up for a complimentary digital subscription to SC Magazine.

Are you going to SC Congress 2015? Let me know in the comments!

Talk soon!