Hackfest 2023 - Back to the Future

Muhammad Shahmeer

Shahmeer Amir is a world-renowned Ethical Hacker and the 3rd most accomplished bug hunter who has helped over 400 Fortune companies, including Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Twitter, resolve critical security issues in their systems. He has founded multiple entrepreneurial ventures in the field of Cyber Security, and currently leads three startups in four countries.

As the CEO of Younite, Shahmeer's premier company is working on next-generation audio-video communication technologies. He is also the CEO of Veiliux, Asia's first mainstream Cyber Security startup present in the Asia Pacific, UAE, and the UK. Authiun, another startup, is a complete passwordless authentication solution for the 21st century.

Shahmeer is the Cyber Security Advisor to the Ministry of Finance Government of Pakistan, involved in multiple projects regarding Deep Sea Tracking, Digital Transformation of Legislation, and Digitization of Pakistani Cultural Content. He is also a member of Forbes Technology Council.

As an Engineer and a Cyber Security professional with relevant certifications from renowned organizations like EC-Council, Mile2, SANS, etc., Shahmeer is currently looking at the Blockchain technology for his doctorate. He has authored three books, including Bug Bounty Hunting Essentials, and a dozen research papers.

Shahmeer is a highly sought-after keynote speaker on Cyber Security, Blockchain, and other technologies, having been invited to over 80 conferences globally. including Blackhat, GiSec, FIC, AEC Alberta, Hackfest and many more. He has also been accepted at multiple prestigious academic institutions in their entrepreneurship programs, including Stanford. As a CTO of companies, Shahmeer has learned to code in 25 languages and read code in 35, making him an expert in multiple technologies.

Which country are you from? – Pakistan


Uncharted Territory: The Art of Hacking Transportation - Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

The transportation industry is a critical component of modern society, and it heavily relies on technology to function effectively. However, with the increasing use of interconnected systems and the internet of things (IoT) in transportation, the industry has become a prime target for cybercriminals. In this presentation, we will explore the uncharted territory of hacking transportation and the potential dangers that come with it.

The presentation will start with an overview of the transportation industry's current state and the different technologies used in planes, trains, and automobiles. We will then dive into the potential vulnerabilities of these technologies and the risks associated with them. We will also discuss some of the recent transportation cyber attacks, such as the ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline, and the impact they have on society.

Next, we will demonstrate the art of hacking transportation by showcasing some of the most common attack techniques used by cybercriminals. We will highlight the importance of social engineering and physical security in gaining access to critical transportation systems. We will also explore some of the potential outcomes of successful attacks, such as compromising safety systems, disrupting transportation operations, or even causing physical harm to passengers and other citizens