it observer – syngress announces “black hat physical device security: exploiting hardware and software” by black hat, inc

By | March 4, 2005

Rockland, MA March 4, 2005 — Syngress Publishing, Inc., today announced the publication of “Black Hat Physical Device Security: Exploiting Hardware and Software” (ISBN: 1-932266-81-X). Black Hat, Inc. is the premier, worldwide provider of security training, consulting, and conferences. In this book, the Black Hat experts show readers the types of attacks that can be done to physical devices such as motion detectors, video monitoring and closed circuit systems, authentication systems, thumbprint and voice print devices, retina scans, and more.

This is the first book by world-renowned Black Hat, Inc. and it is the first book that details methods for attacking and defending physical security devices.

Chapter topics include: The Enveloping Paradigm, Inheriting Security Problems, Information Security, Mitigating Exposures, Monitoring Software Exposures, Taking a Hard Look at Hardware, Authenticating People, Monitoring and Detecting Deviations, Notifying Systems, Terms in Context, Factoring By Quadratic Relationships: A Construction, Factoring Source Code for Fun.


ISBN: 1-932266-81-X

PRICE: $49.95 U.S.


About the Author

Drew Miller is an independent security consultant, and teaches and lectures abroad on defensive security methodologies and application attack detection. For the last several years, Drew has developed state-of-the-art training courses for software engineers and security analysts, presenting at the Black Hat, Inc. security conventions. His specialties include modeling strategies of defensive programming to ensure stability, performance and security in enterprise software. Drew has worked at many levels of software development, from embedded operating systems, device drivers and file systems at Datalight Inc. to consumer and enterprise networking products such as Laplinks, PCSync and Cenzic Hailstorm.

Background Information

Syngress Publishing (, headquartered in Rockland, Massachusetts, is an independent publisher of print and electronic reference materials for Information Technology professionals seeking skill enhancement and career advancement. Distributed throughout Europe, Asia, and the U.S. and Canada, Syngress titles have been translated into twenty languages. The company´s pioneering customer support program, [email protected], extends the value of every Syngress title with regular information updates and customer-driven author forums. For more information on Syngress products, contact Amy Pedersen at 781-681-5151 or email [email protected]

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