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Nathan Smith

We made a badge and you should too!


Nathan Smith is a cybersecurity consultant focused on IoT device security out of Tyler, Texas. Nathan has accumulated 8 years of industry experience developing and testing embedded controls and software, leading software development teams, and managing digital products. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Tyler. He has performed device penetration testing, firmware reviews, and mobile application security assessments on industry devices. 


Hey there, fellow BSidesPR enthusiasts! This year, we dove headfirst into the exciting world of badge creation, and boy, did we have a blast every step of the way! Now, we want to share that joy with all of you and inspire you to jump into the badge-making frenzy yourselves.

Join us for a wild ride as we explore the ins and outs of badge development. We'll dish out all the juicy details on how to get started, tackle those pesky design challenges, and turn your wildest badge dreams into reality. And trust us, it's not just about making something cool – it's about learning how to break and secure things like a pro.

From brainstorming sessions to prototype testing, we'll walk you through our own badge-making escapades, giving you all the tips and tricks you need to kickstart your own DIY badge revolution. So, grab your soldering iron and let's make some magic happen together at BSidesPR! Who knows, your badge might just steal the show next year! 🎉✨


Hack Your BSidesPR Badge: A hands on demonstration of the various methods that can be used to hack your electronic BSidesPR badge. We will be demonstrating the tools and techniques to attack a low-level device like a badge. Including modifying firmware on target via standard programming interfaces and reverse engineering a "cereal" interface.

Nathan Smith
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