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Until We Meet Again

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!

Device Lab

  • 10 MDMs

  • 15 devices

  • 15 vulnerabilities reported

  • Total Attendees: 2209

    • Friday: 1121

    • Saturday: 1088


  • 22 total

  • 36 speakers

  • 1,986 Attendees

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: Check out the Badge Code Repository

  • Blue Team Village: Friday TableTop

  • ICS Village: CTF Challenges

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 & Sydney Swaine-Simon. 

cybersecurity and biomedical technology research for healthcare


Friday, August 11, 2023 10am - 6pm

Saturday, August 12, 2023 10am - 6pm

Sunday , August 13, 2023 10am - 2pm

Biohacking Village Conference

"Transforming global uncertainty into opportunity"

We are back at DEFCON this year to bring you compelling talks, challenging CTF and medical devices to hack including devices with bluetooth capabilities. 

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Check out our 2023 Badge

Device Lab Info

  • New at the Device Lab this year will be Bluetooth Devices! You’ll want to prepare ahead of time to be ready to investigate these devices. 

  • We recommend the following Bluetooth Adapter Sena UD100 which is known to work with Kali and other linux distros

  • We also recommend practice with Hackgnar’s Bluetooth CTF found here: 

  • Remember to practice SAFE and AUTHORIZED hacking! Only attack Bluetooth addresses that you have permission to access. 

  • We will be posting the authorized Bluetooth Address list on-site in the Device Lab. Please only interact with AUTHORIZED addresses.

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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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