Past Talks

DEF CON 27 Voting Village


"The Election System, can we fix it?"


Solutions to improve the voting system security.

Link not yet available

Congressional Hearing on Election Security


My work from the DEFCON 26 r00tz Asylum was highlighted at the congressional hearing on election security. I was honored to be a guest at this hearing.

I am mentioned at the 00:28:00 mark as well as the 2:16:00 mark.

:EMOTI-CON 2019!: Judge


Not a talk per-say but I was lucky enough to be a judge at this amazing event. Junior high and high school students from the NYC boroughs submit their projects for this cutting edge event. 

WOPR Summit 2019


All four of my soldering classes were full and no one was able to solve my CTF!

BSides Delaware 2018


I taught a Wireshark, and Scratch programming class at Spawn Camp. Spawn Camp is the kids track at BSides DE and is a lot of fun! (no recordings of Spawn Camp talks - Sorry!)

Youth Conference of Network Defenders


I did a talk on SQL injection for this event. SQL injection is still  the top vulnerability for web applications. This talk was a dive into how SQL works, how injection works and some solutions for developers to protect their sites! 

Past Talks

DEFCON 26 BioHacking Village


August 11, 2018, 10:00, Bio Hacking Village

"WaterBot - The hackable plant bot"

The WaterBot is designed to dispense liquid (water, plant food, MS  Media) and report how much and when it was administered. Designed,  engineered and programed by 11 yr. old BiaSciLab, the WaterBot is open  source and scaleable. Come see how you can hack it to help hack your  plants!

DEFCON 26 r00tz Asylum


August 10, 2018, 11:45, R00TZ Asylum

"PacketMon - Gotta Capture 'em all"

Introduction to networks, packet capturing and wireshark. Learn one of the most important networking and hacking skills; capturing and reading network packets. 

My talk starts at the 25 min. mark

H.O.P.E. 12


July 21, 2018

"Inspiring the Next Next Generation of Hackers"

Want to get started in the world of hacking but don’t know how? How do  you inspire your kids to begin looking at things like a hacker? When  should you start? What should you do? Eleven-year-old old hacker  BiaSciLab and 14-year-old Kousei will answer these questions and more as  they set adults at ease with bringing their kids into the hacker world.  They will explain how they started their journeys, where they are  planning to go, and how to get there. This talk will also have lots of  great tips for adults starting out too.

BSides Delaware 2017


Sending ciphered messages to your friends that the teacher can’t figure out!

This kid friendly lab and talk starts with a quick history of ciphers. Covering the classic substitution cyphers and why they are poor choices for messaging. Then moving into some simple methods to create complex ciphers. It ends with constructing a Pringles Enigma or Paper Enigma that the participants get to take home!

Note: Some math will be happening, so bring your smartphones or calculators!

DEFCON 25 r00tz Asylum


Video Interview with other young hackers

BiaSciLab interviews Niko and kids at r00tz asylum, the kids mini-con inside DEFCON. (sorry for the bad audio!)

r00tz Day - Newark Museum


Article about the r00tz day I helped host at the Newark Museum in NJ. I also gave 3 talks on lockpicking and taught kids how to pick locks!