Hardware Hacking

Instructors: Joe Grand
Dates: June 2015
Capacity: 24

This two-day course teaches hardware hacking and reverse engineering techniques commonly used against electronic products and embedded systems. It provides students with the resources and skills they need to confidently approach hardware hacking and to come up with creative solutions for their own particular engagements.

No prior electronics experience is required.


During the course, the student will:

Course materials

Students will be provided with the following materials and equipment:

Training course agenda

Who should attend?

The course aims to educate everyone, from beginner hobbyists to computer security consultants to design engineers to senior management. Whether you like to get your hands dirty with hacking hardware or you are just curious about how hackers may reverse engineer your products, this course will be of benefit.

Class Requirements


No prior electronics experience is required. Expect to leave the course with a smile on your face and a hacked circuit board around your neck.

Minimum Software to install:

Students should bring their own laptop running Windows (or equivalent virtual machine) and containing a functional USB interface. The laptop will be used for online research and to control test equipment. Software and drivers may need to be installed.


Joe Grand is a product designer, hardware hacker, and the founder of Grand Idea Studio. He specializes in the invention and design of consumer products and modules for electronics hobbyists. Joe is a sought after speaker for his work on the reverse engineering and security analysis of embedded systems and is an active contributor to computer security conferences around the world.

Formerly known as Kingpin, Joe was a member of the legendary hacker group, L0pht Heavy Industries, and has testified before the United States Senate Governmental Affairs Committee regarding government and homeland computer security. He co-founded @stake, an information security firm later acquired by Symantec, and Chumby Industries, which produced one of the first intentionally open and hackable consumer devices.

Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Boston University and a Doctorate of Science in Technology (Honorary) degree from the University of Advancing Technology.

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