Our Call for Papers is still running until 31 July 2010. We already have some very interesting talk and workshop submissions. Two experts cover the black magic of the last mile and network backbones. Clearly this is critical infrastructure and is often neglected when implementing security measures. Few administrators put their firewalls in front of the ISP’s modem. There are attacks against infrastructure. Wireless networks illustrate this problem very well. Strangely when it comes to wired networks people think of them as more secure. True, wired connections cannot be accessed through thin air, but this doesn’t immunise them against threats on the infrastructure level. Routing protocols, administrative interfaces, unpatched firmware, bugs, noisy broadcasts and network design errors can lead to a fertile ground for a compromised network well before your firewall kicks in.
So this is why we are looking for infrastructure hackers. If you have some ideas on how to attack or defend the network (starting on layer 1), then let us know.