Eric Escobar

Practical Wireless Hacking with a Software Defined Radio (SDR)


Eric is a seasoned pentester and a Principal Security Consultant at Secureworks. On a daily basis he attempts to compromise large enterprise networks to test their physical, human, network and wireless security. He has successfully compromised companies from all sectors of business including: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Entertainment, Amusement Parks, Banking, Finance, Technology, Insurance, Military, Retail, Food Distribution, Government, Education, Transportation, Energy and Industrial Manufacturing.


In this talk, we’ll be exploring how wireless communication works. We’ll capture digital data live (with Software-Defined Radio [SDR]), and see how the actual bits are transmitted. From here, we’ll see how to view, listen to, manipulate, and replay wireless signals. We’ll also look at interrupting wireless communication, and finally, we’ll even generate new radio waves from scratch (which can be useful for fuzzing and brute force attacks).