CypherCon 2022

Compromise from a Park Bench

Eric Escobar


Network defenders are accustomed to watching for malicious activity from the public internet as well as their own local network. What happens when an attack doesn’t come from a typical avenue? This talk will dive into wireless attacks, defenses, and an unconventional multi-factor authentication bypass.

Eric Escobar

“All you need to do to be my friend is like me.” – Taylor Swift

Eric Escobar 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.

His team consecutively won first place at DEF CON 23, 24, and 25’s Wireless CTF, snagging a black badge along the way. Forcibly retired from competing in the Wireless CTF, he now helps create challenges!

Before entering the cyber security arena, Eric attained both a BS and MS in Civil Engineering along with his Professional Engineering license.