Whew. Who’s still recovering from RSAC 2018? GRIMM has been making appearances at the annual conference since launching in 2012. However, this was the inaugural visit for SCYTHE, GRIMM’s sister product company which launched last October, and the ICS Village, a non-profit the GRIMM and SCYTHE leadership helped launch this spring. And what a splash it was! In case you missed it, we were busy! Here’s a recap:
When Bryson Bort founded GRIMM, he had two objectives. Develop a world class, research and development company Change and protect the world. Five years later, these are still GRIMM’s guiding principles. To us, world class is directly linked to talent density. We have high standards for ourselves, and our workforce, and do not compromise. Our interns, most junior engineers, and our most senior engineers are passionate to help businesses succeed.
GRIMM is excited to be named a finalist in the Best Tech Work Culture category for the DC Timmy Awards. These awards, now in their third year, recognize technology work cultures that actively promote technical creativity, innovation, and learning in the DC area and celebrate the organizations that make innovation possible. Vote for GRIMM here! Sponsored by Tech in Motion, the DC-area business community can vote online through September 8th to help choose who represents the best of DC tech.
Heading into the summer hacker conferences can be overwhelming. Demonstrations, panels and talks across multiple events events as in sames week - DEFCON 25, Black Hat 2017, BSidesLV - combined with all the parties (and meetings) made for an action packed week! With our social calendar full and our demonstrations in tow, the GRIMM team found itself in the spotlight while showcasing some of the most innovative cybersecurity research and intelligence on connected vehicles, IoT, smart homes, smart grids and ICS security up and down the Vegas Strip.
“Howdy Neighbor” is GRIMM’s Internet of Things (IoT) Capture the Flag (CTF)-like challenge. As smart devices become ubiquitous within the common household, so are threats to these devices. For example, last year, it was reported that researchers could use a smart lightbulb network vulnerability to attack an entire city. Howdy Neighbor is a model smart house that simulates how multiple interactive “smart” home products, including webcams, smoke detectors, power meters, HVAC systems, smart ovens and refrigerators, video game consoles, smart TVs, toasters, coffee makers, locks, and light bulbs (etc.