CypherCon 2023

Voiding your warranty, a wireless journey.

Eric Escobar


In this talk you’ll see how hacking doesn’t always involve pillaging or exploit development. In fact, hacking can allow you to expand functionality! I’ll be walking you through steps of reverse engineering a wireless signal in order to hack, build and implement additional functionality of a wireless device. If you like IoT, wireless, and a little bit of software defined radio, you’ll love this talk!

Importance: This talk is designed to show the hacking process and mentality. Additionally, my goal is to depict that hacking does not always mean breaking in to pillage. Hacking is a state of mind of how to achieve and objective by thinking outside the box.

Eric Escobar

“I’m intimidated by the fear of being average.”
― Taylor Swift

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.

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.