InfoSect Upcoming Professional Events

Available Courses:

A Hands-On Introduction to Hardware Hacking (1 day)
More Hands-On Hardware Hacking (1 day)
Interfacing with UART (evening)

Upcoming Courses:

These courses are currently being developed or in discussion with the trainer. If one of these interests you, contact [email protected] to find out when it will likely be run.
Introduction to C Programming
Antenna Building
Security Hardening of XEN and KVM Hypervisors
Tamper Attacks Against Linux ELF Binaries
Introduction to Computer Networking for Security Professionals
Physical Security
We are taking expressions of interest from trainers. Please register your interest here

Available Day Long Courses:





A Hands-on Introduction to Hardware Hacking

On 1 day of the training, you'll learn the basics of introductory hardware hacking. You'll learn practical skills, tool usage, and also learn some underlying theory.

Specifically, time permitting, you'll learn:
  1. Basic electronics theory.
  2. How to solder. You'll implement this basic skill to build a small toy electronics kit.
  3. How to interface with UART. You'll disassemble an ADSL router and interface with it.
  4. How to desolder ICs and dump serial flash using the BusPirate.
  5. Simple Arduino circuits and programming, with applications in security.
Format: Lectures and Labs
Cost: $350 per person
Date: 9th September 2017
Time: 9am - 5pm
Tea, coffee, and biscuits provided.

Required to bring a laptop with Linux installed.
Register for September here.

If this date doesn't suit, please email [email protected] to express interest for another session.




More Hands-on Hardware Hacking

In this course students will extend their knowledge from a Hands on Introduction to Hardware Hacking to reverse engineer and directly interface with SPI and I2C using ESP8266-based NodeMCU circuits and programming. Many of the techniques in the prerequisite course using the Bus Pirate will be replicated and improved upon by students developing their own similar tools from the ground up.

More specifically, time permitting, students will:
  1. Learn basic Arduino development on the NodeMCU and implement simple circuits such as using PWM and Low Pass Filters to generate analog waveforms.
  2. Develop their own SPI Flash memory dumper by developing an SPI driver and building the hardware based around the NodeMCU. They will then desolder and dump the Flash memory of an ADSL router.
  3. Implement an SPI interface by Bit Banging using the NodeMCU without requiring SPI hardware support.
  4. Reverse engineer a consumer device to identify the communications protocol exposed via test points and develop their own I2C EEPROM dumper similar to the SPI Flash dumper.
Format: Lectures and Labs
Date: 9th September 2017
Cost: $600
Time: 9am - 5pm
Tea, coffee, and biscuits provided.

Required to bring a laptop with Linux installed.

Prerequisites: Completion of “A Hands on Introduction to Hardware Hacking” or equivalent (with confirmation before registering by InfoSect - experience interfacing with SPI and dumping flash, desoldering using hot air, basic Arduino, simple electronics) as well as proficiency in the C programming language.

Register for September here.

If this date doesn't suit, please email [email protected] to express interest for another session.

Available Short Evening Courses:





Interfacing with UART - by Dr Silvio Cesare - $50

UART is a serial communications interface often used in embedded systems for serial consoles. In this workshop, UART will be explained and students will interface with embedded routers. Students will learn how to identify an unknown UART pinout after disassembling the router and how to use a Bus Pirate to obtain serial console access.
Format: Lecture and Lab
Cost: $50 per person
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Required to bring a laptop with Linux installed.

Not scheduled at this time. Email [email protected] to express interest in this course.

If you are a trainer and would like to offer your course through InfoSect, please email [email protected]