Researcher details findings on spoofing GPS, malicious insiders

Researcher details findings on spoofing GPS, malicious insiders

Date: Sep 13, 2012

Biometric authentication systems, electronic voting machines and the Global Positioning System – technologies that play a major role in the day-to-day security and operations of the U.S. – can be hacked in the blink of an eye. It's Roger Johnston's job to figure out how.

"In one case," Johnston said, "we defeated a fairly sophisticated biometrics access control system with parts from a Bic pen."

In this video recorded at the 2012 (ISC)2 Security Congress in Philadelphia, Johnston, head of the... Vulnerability Assessment Team at Argonne National Laboratory, discusses how easy spoofing GPS data can be and what the worst-case scenario might be for enterprises, as well as Argonne's research on the growing threat of disgruntled, malicious insiders and simple ways to reduce the threat they pose.

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