Securing Hardware with Joe Fitz

This entry is part [part not set] of 24 in the series Hack the Planet

In this episode of the Hack the Planet Podcast:

Joe Fitzpatrick of is the best known hardware security trainer on the planet.  We talk to him about how he retargeted his hardware security training program to a remote audience and what he’s learned about designing hacker trainings over the years. We also discuss a new hardware hacking tool that Joe built for both training and real world use: the Tigard, available on Crowd Supply. Joe has also been prototyping a PCI Express multi-tool, the Epic Erebus, and we brainstormed some ways to get into trouble with one. As usual, we discuss his backstory and some additional projects including a drone-based taco delivery service.

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Original music produced by Symbol Crash. Warning: Some explicit language and adult themes.



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