|PANEL:||Automotive Cybersecurity: A Frank Discussion|
|PARTICIPANTS:||Chris Valasek, Director of Vehicle Security Research for IOActive
Karl Heimer, Senior Research Director, Cyber Innovation Unit, National Security, Battelle
Michael Cammisa, Director of Safety, Global Automakers
Gil Litichever, CEO, Arilou Information Security Technologies
|CONFERENCE:||Connected Car Expo|
|LOCATION:||Los Angeles Convention Centre, Los Angeles, California|
|DATE & TIME:||Tuesday November 18, 2014 at 10:15AM|
Driven by recent hacking stunts and cybersecurity hype, the hacker culture of public exploits and full disclosure is colliding with the notorious secrecy that cloaks automakers’ security strategies. Is this creating misplaced consumer fears that could kill the infotainment industry in its prime? Never before have both attackers and defenders appeared on the same stage to have a candid and open discussion on the state of today’s automotive cybersecurity, what’s really at risk, and how the industry can overcome the challenges to create a truly secure vehicle.
About Chris Valasek
Chris Valasek is the Director of Vehicle Security Research at IOActive. In this role, Valasek is responsible for overseeing the automobile services business unit within IOActive, while also investigating current attack methodologies and trends. In addition to this, he leads a variety of research and development projects.
Valasek specializes in offensive research methodologies with a focus on reverse engineering and exploitation. Known for his extensive research in the automotive field, Valasek was one of the first researchers to publicly discuss automotive security issues in detail. His release of code, data, and tools allowing vehicles to be physically controlled through the CAN bus garnered worldwide media attention.
Valasek is also known for his exploitation and reverse engineering of Windows. As a Windows heap subject matter expert, Valasek has been quoted in several technology publications and has given presentations on the subject at a number of conferences. He is also the Chairman of SummerCon, the nation’s oldest hacker conference.
About Connected Car Expo (CCE)
Recognizing that new technologies are fueling rapid change in the automotive industry, LA Auto Show organizers produce the Connected Car Expo (CCE), a one-day conference and three-day expo with a dual mission – to showcase innovative companies designing the future of the connected car space, while serving as an open forum for attendees to connect with top media and key players shaping the identity and ability of mobility. In 2014, show organizers announced the addition of CCE at Super Mobility Week; in partnership with CTIA, CCE can now offer its exhibitors/sponsors the opportunity to connect with two unique audiences – CCE at LA Auto Show (Nov. 18-20) and CCE at Super Mobility Week (Sep. 9-11).
IOActive is a comprehensive, high-end information security services firm with a long and established track record in delivering elite security services to its customers. Our world-renowned consulting and research teams deliver a portfolio of specialist security services ranging from penetration testing and application code assessment through to chip reverse engineering. Global 500 companies across every industry continue to trust IOActive with their most critical and sensitive security issues. Founded in 1998, IOActive is headquartered in Seattle, USA, with global operations through the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pac regions. Visit www.ioactive.com for more information. Follow IOActive on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ioactive.