Grand Idea Studio

Hardware Hacking Training


Joe Grand’s hardware hacking training courses teach techniques to explore, manipulate, and exploit electronic systems.

The two-day comprehensive class, Hardware Hacking Basics, covers the hardware hacking process, including product teardown, component identification, circuit board reverse engineering, soldering and desoldering, signal monitoring and analysis, and memory extraction. It concludes with a final challenge where you’ll attempt to defeat the security mechanism of a custom electronic device. No prior hardware experience is required.

Additional one-day workshops are available that provide more detail into specific attack vectors.

Please visit the Events page for currently scheduled public classes. If you are interested in a private, on-site session for your organization, please contact us.


Additional Resources:


  • Understand the hardware hacking process and mindset
  • Learn the skills needed to successfully analyze, reverse engineer, modify, and attack electronic devices
  • Apply real world techniques to defeat the security
    of a custom circuit board

Course Materials:

  • Lecture slides and hardware hacking/embedded security reference material
  • Hardware hacking tools, including a soldering iron, multimeter, logic analyzer, and device programmer
  • Grand Idea Studio’s custom training circuit board

What To Bring:

    Students must provide their own computer running Windows (administrator access required, within a virtual machine is OK) and containing a functional USB interface. Software and drivers will need to be installed.

Selected Reviews:

“Awesome! Course was an excellent mix of ground concepts, high level materials, and advanced concepts and attacks. Tons of hands on mixed with a fun and interesting lecture. Loved it.” – Anonymous

“Tremendous training. Joe definitely knows his stuff and put together an entertaining and challenging course.” – Anonymous

“Outstanding course. Joe was a great instructor and made the course very friendly, informative and enjoyable!” – Anonymous

“Joe Grand’s passion, enthusiasm, and command of the class is inspiring in itself.” – Anonymous

“This was one of the best training classes I have ever been to. The instructor’s emphasis on design philosophies and systematic deconstruction provided me with a clear hacking flowchart.” – Anonymous


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