COMMSEC: Shining a Light On Solar System Cyber Security


August 24, 2023




CommSec Track

In this talk, I will present serious issues with residential & commercial hardware used to control critical elements of the power sector. A sustained attack on the energy sector would be catastrophic, to say the very least. With novel scenarios such as ripple detectors, negative power demand, automatic street transformer tap changers, and the risk of high household solar penetrance. Featuring the usual suspects: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and remote insecure dashboards. What could possibly go wrong? This talk will demonstrate some of my own research, as well as hopefully inspire others to perform low barrier-to-entry yet severly overlooked & under-researched points of disaster.

Security Researcher


Sick Codes is an Australian hacker, who lives in Thailand. Sick Codes has previously published research on John Deere Tractors, TCL Smart TVs, Ice Cream machines, major automotive vehicles, and many other products. “Sick” loves motorcycles, going fast, discovering vulnerabilites, and capitalizing on 0days. His other interests include maintaining large open source software projects, free software, reverse engineering, and standing up for other researchers.