This presentation will cover various topics involved with hacking video games. It will start off with how hacking video games can lead to a career in the security industry. It will then dive into various activities involved with hacking video games from higher level topics such as analyzing relevant business risks and threat modeling down to lower level things like how to change values in memory to gain unlimited ammo in a first-person shooter. Both client side attacks and network-based attacks will be discussed. Common attacks and corresponding protection mechanisms will be covered. Overall, this presentation will cover assessment topics and techniques relevant to assessing many types of software, both related to the video game industry as well as many other industries.
This presentation has a decent amount of higher level material aimed more at the business level audience members, but will also cover some lower level material that more technical people should enjoy.
Senior Security Consultant
Carter Jones is a senior security consultant at Cigital, who has experience both as a consultant and a security researcher. He has worked with clients from a broad range of industries, both private and public sector. While he has experience performing a range of security assessment activities (thick client, web app, network, and red teaming), he also enjoys assessing the security of video games. In his spare time, Mr. Jones plays video games and spends time with his wife.
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Source: SecurityTube.Net @ February 19, 2017 at 11:54PM