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Until We Meet Again

Biohacking Village

cybersecurity and biomedical technology research for healthcare

Highlights from DEF CON 31

We covered a menagerie of current issues, including hospital infrastructure, medical insurance, cyber insurance, risk management, patient privacy and safety, legal and regulatory requirements, medical access, citizen science, SBOM and full stack vulnerabilities, VR and AI.

Talks are being recorded and will be on our YouTube soon!

Biohacking Village

Device Lab

  • 10 MDMs

  • 15 Devices

  • 15 Vulnerabilities reported

  • Total Attendees: 2209

    • Friday: 1121

    • Saturday: 1088

Biohacking Village
Biohacking Village
Biohacking Village


  • 22 Total

  • 36 Speakers

  • 1,986 Attendees

Capture the Flag

Capture the Flag

  • 692 Players

  • 597 Challenges

  • 10,924 High Score

Planning Stats:

  • 360 days to plan

  • 2 days to setup

  • 3 days of conference 

People Power:

  • 10 Planners

  • 15 Volunteers on site

  • Countless hours of excitement

Social Media:

  • 1 new site 

  • 524 Tweets (but felt like 300Million)

  • 118 Linkedin posts

Thanks to our Village Partners!


  • Voting Village: Biometric Voting Machine

  • Policy Village: Hidden Badge Code 

  • Blue Team Village: Friday TableTop

  • ICS Village: CTF Challenges

Thank you to our Pre-Con Partnerships:

DiMe Society, BYOS, Protiviti, HSCC, SLNT, and Medcrypt

Thanks to our 2023 Badge Makers:

"Eye of the Beholder"

Kevin, Carl - BadgePirates and Lee LeeCyborg_

"We Give Your Our Heart"

Caleb Davis So11Deo6loria, Nathan Smith Nate_Sm1th and Mathew Freilich MathewFreilich at Protiviti.

Brilliant job everyone! Thank you for making this an extraordinary year of science and sense. So much gratitude for the investment you have made in the Biohacking Village, the biomedical, cybersecurity researcher, and hacker community. Knowledge was conveyed, thoughts were shared, and the gravity of cybersecurity was palpable this year. 


Shout out to the venerable team behind the planning and execution of this village and event: 

Nina Alli, Sharka, Scott Hanson, Jay Radcliffe, Jennifer Agüero, Jorge Acevedo Canabal, MD,  Lee Wilkins, Jasmine Jackson, Ari and Sydney Swaine-Simon. 

The healthcare community learned that there is a greater need for resiliency, contingency plans and backup plans in how it functions. Looking at this pandemic from a biohacking / security researcher point of view, how can we take the lessons learned, pragmatic data, and insight and turn it into actionable knowledge to improve future decisions and outcomes for the biomedical ecosystem as a whole. 


As we move forward, this is what we will be exploring this year for our talks, devices, CTF challenges, table tops, and workshops to assist in the fortification of full stack biotechnologists for the future digitalisation of healthcare.

2023 Speaker Schedule 
#WeHeartHackers: An FDA Fireside Chat
4:00 PM
Friday, August 11, 2023
10:00 AM
Securing the Whole System: Corporal to Corporate
10:40 AM
Time, Persistence, Patience
11:40 AM
1:20 PM
Making a Sick Badge
2:10 PM
Good Vibrations, Haptic Sensory Augmentation Implants
2:40 PM
Can I put my DNA on the blockchain, mom?
4:30 PM
My CPAP has a recall,
lets open it instead!
5:20 PM
CVE Insanity
Saturday, August 12, 2023
10:00 AM
Human augmentation and cyborgs, from medicine to outer space
10:30 AM
Homo sapiens sapiens to Homo sapiens nova - the coming speciation
11:10 AM
How to build a body in your garage
11:40 AM
Surgical Physicians and Cybersecurity
12:40 PM
Medical VR
1:50 PM
Full Stack Disclosures
2:50 PM
Lanteryn: Blue Energy
3:30 PM
Enhancing Cybersecurity Resilience in the Brazilian Healthcare Sector: A Novel Red Team and Blue Team Methodology
4:10 PM
FaFo: It's not the end of the world but you can see it from here. 
5:10 PM
Sunday, August 13, 2023
10:00 AM
Table Top
12:20 PM
Tuning the human Bio-Field – proven classics forged with AI IOMT
1:20 PM
Bare Metal Firmware Development and Reverse Engineering
Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality: What’s missing from the pie? When data privacy and security measures aren’t “baked” in from the beginning.
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