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Thursday, Aug 22nd, 2019

Supplyframe visits DEF CON to discuss hardware security with several technology researchers and hackers. With the rapid integration of connected devices into our everyday lives, potential security threats become more and more inevitable. We learned how basic attacks are carried out, and where the future of IoT security is headed. [ continue ]

Ars Technica

Wednesday, Aug 21st, 2019

Original DEFCON hackable badge creator Joe “Kingpin” Grand gives Ars the story behind his comeback. [ continue ]

NXP Semiconductors

Monday, Aug 19th, 2019

Joe Grand created DEF CON 27’s official attendee badge with NXP’s Near-Field Magnetic Induction (NFMI) and the KL27 ARM Cortex-M0+ MCU. Jae Park, Marketing and Communications Manager at NXP, met Joe at DEF CON 27 to get insights into Joe’s career and to learn what drove him back into creating the badge again after a self-imposed “badge retirement.” [ continue ]

MacroFab Engineering Podcast

Wednesday, Aug 14th, 2019

On this episode, we talk with Joe Grand aka Kingpin about his on-shore and off-shore manufacturing experiences and the philosophy behind this year’s DEF CON 27 badge. [ continue ]

The Altium OnTrack Podcast

Wednesday, Aug 14th, 2019

Today we have an extra-special guest, Joe Grand of Grand Idea Studio. Joe started hacking software and hardware at the ripe old age of seven! He ended up becoming a part of hacker history and you’re going to love hearing about it. [ continue ]


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