Dennis Cox - Network Devices an Insider's View

This presentation talks about the fact and fiction of today's security devices. It explains how to approach testing the validly of their claims and provides multiple examples of real world products and their weaknesses.

Rarely do security engineers look at network products from the creation point of view. Understanding how and why they are created and the limitations of that process can lead to finding security issues quite a bit quicker and easier.


Dennis Cox is the Chief Technical Officer at BreakingPoint Systems located in Austin, Texas. Dennis has been making telecommunications and networking products for almost 15 years. Dennis was previously the Director of Engineering at TippingPoint. Dennis has written a number of articles for law enforcement magazines regarding networking and security. Dennis has multiple patents on topics such as IP Spoofing, Denial Of Service and Network Processors.