Saturday, March 20, 2021

Changes to the Blog

 I haven't posted in quite a while, so time for an update.  I've been busy getting Redoubt Research, LLC off the ground and running Hack The Sea 2.0 in 2020.

 I submitted the application for DEF CON villages for 2021.  I hope to see everyone in person in Vegas this year for Hack The Sea 3.0, Deep Dive, as much fun as the virtual conference was last year.

  Biggest news is that we are moving forward with a 501c3 for HTS, and the plan is for Project Gunsway to become the funded research and policy hacking team for HTS.   That should allow PG to do a lot more of what we wanted to do when we set sail. 

Currently working on some  new research on maritime ICS/OT, but can't say more than that due to NDA.  Not sure if we will wrap up ethical disclosure in time to enter a talk at DEF CON, but I will certainly have interesting stuff for you all in 2021.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

We're back 

We're back this year for Hack The Sea 2.0, a Voyage to Discovery.  August 6-9th we will be a part of DEF CON 28, virtual conference on Discord.  More details will follow.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Videos from Hack The Sea 2019

Videos from Hack The Sea 2019 are up on Youtube.

Thanks to everyone who volunteered and all our sponsors.  DEF CON 27 was amazing.  In a lot of ways it was the culmination of everything we've done the past few years.  For pictures check out Instagram.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Help Needed For DEF CON 27

We are bringing together what is probably the largest to date concentration of actual SMEs in ICS/OT maritime tech security this year for the first ever maritime and ship hacking village at DEF CON, Hack The Sea 1.0

We will have policy makers from US government and NGOs, white hat hackers demonstrating zero days in ship systems, and workshops to train people in securing ship systems

Our team has been doing reverse engineering, policy advocacy, and ethical vulnerability disclosure out of our own pockets for two years.

Bottomline--we are tapped out financially after supporting this out of our own pockets for so long.  We have been paying the expenses for Hack The Sea to be at DEF CON, and we are just flat broke.

We need help to continue our efforts, which most of us have done in our free time while holding down full-time paid jobs elsewhere in cyber security.

We need help from sponsors to make this happen and continue our efforts.  MPS-ISAO has generously agreed to help us, and to accept donations as a NFP to fund our event, but we need help.  If you or anyone you know can contribute please contact us.  Thanks!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Hack The Sea 2019

Project Gunsway's boarding party is headed to DEF CON 27.  Our proposal for a maritime ICS/OT and ship hacking village has been officially accepted.  We hope everyone will join us for this inaugural event.  

Who: Project Gunsway and You

What: Hack The Sea Village 2019

When: August 8-11, 2019

Where: Bally's Event Center, DEF CON 27, Las Vegas


  • Beginner's ship hacking CTF
  • Talks about ship hacking
  • Booty (aka swag)
  • Seasteading Hackathon
  • Because, Arrgh!

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Captain Ron was on the loose shoreside at BSides Columbus.  Check out video at IronGeek for all the details from his latest rum-infused adventures in the Caribbean.