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5 Ledger Employees Selected to Present Research and White Papers to Prestigious Black Hat Security Conference

Black Hat Security Conference Well Known for Being the Most Prestigious Gathering of Best and Brightest Security Minds from Across the Globe

Nicolas Iooss, Karim Abdellatif, Olivier Hériveaux, Gabriel Campana and Adrian Thillard Chosen Among Thousands of Applicants

Paris, FRANCE – Ledger, the world’s leading and most secure platform for digital assets, announced today the Black Hat Conference – the world’s most prestigious security conference in the world – had once again invited multiple Ledger researchers to present their work at the conference later this year.

The annual Black Hat Security Conference, acknowledged throughout the tech and security communities as the most important tech and crypto security conference in the world, announced its list of invited presenters last week. Ledger employees Nicolas Iooss and Karim Abdellatif were both invited to attend the event and share their groundbreaking research with attendees.

This is the fourth year in a row Ledger has been invited to send multiple employees to the conference to present – an honor almost unheard of in the competitive and cutting edge tech and crypto security space.

The Black Hat conference will be held in Las Vegas August 6-11, 2022.

Black Hat applicants submit proposals during the Call for Paper each year, which closed on April 4th, 2022. Finalists were announced last week. Finalists are invited to attend the event and present their work at the world-wide security conference.

“I am gratified that once again Ledger is being recognized as being a company that identifies, hires, prioritizes, supports and rewards the brightest minds in security – it is our highest priority, it is what our customers expect of us, and it is why we continue to be the world leader in securing digital assets, trusted by nearly a quarter of digital assets across the globe,” said

Charles Guillemet, Chief Technology Officer at Ledger. “I am incredibly proud of my colleagues Nicolas and Karim for being chosen for this honor.”

Nicolas Iooss’s research focused on security hardware and software vulnerabilities in laptops, brought about by interactions with Wi-Fi networks. Nicolas’s research shows how difficult it is to ensure the security of any computer using a Wi-Fi network.

“The acceptance of my presentation is a great acknowledgement of my team’s hard work. Being invited to present at one of the most important security events in the world means our work has been recognized on a global stage,” said Nicolas Iooss, security researcher at Ledger.

Karim Abdellatif will present an end-to-end hardware security evaluation of the ESP32-V3 chip, one of the main microcontrollers in one hardware wallet currently on the market. The evaluation includes side-channel and fault injection attacks. Karim’s research shows that collecting data from the power consumption of the chip during the power-up, leads to breaking the security of the chip. The presented attack could potentially impact hundreds of million devices in the market.

“Being on the stage of Black Hat USA will be one of the great highlights of my career. This event gathers the world’s top researchers and hackers under the same roof at the same time. It’s a rewarding end to a serious research project,” said Karim Abdellatif, hardware security expert at Ledger.

ABOUT LEDGER:

Founded in Paris in 2014, LEDGER is a global platform for digital assets and Web3. More than 20% of the world’s crypto assets are secured through LEDGER digital wallets. LEDGER has developed a variety of products and services to enable individuals and companies to securely buy, store, swap, grow and manage crypto assets– including the LEDGER hardware wallets Nano S or Nano X and the Ledger Live app to offer consumers the easiest way to start their crypto journey while maintaining full control over their digital assets. With its ease of use, LEDGER allows a user to begin investing in digital assets and ultimately, achieve financial freedom in a safe and stress-free environment.

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