Researching duo highlighted for their contribution to IT and Information Security
Seattle, US ― December 10, 2013 ― IOActive, Inc., the leading global provider of specialist information security services, today announced that car-hacking research duo, Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller, have both been honoured by leading information security industry publication – SC Magazine.
Every year, SC Magazine selects five ‘luminaries’ for its December issue to highlight their contributions to the field of IT and information security. This year, both Valasek and Miller have been honoured as part of the ‘Top 6 Influential IT Security Thinkers’ for their cutting-edge car hacking research.
“Our editorial team here at SC Magazine is really fortunate in that every year for our annual Reboot edition we get to touch base with and recognise passionate, thought-leading information security professionals who are making some astoundingly beneficial impacts to the industry. This year was no different. We congratulate every one of SC Magazine’s 2013 luminaries,” said Illena Armstrong, vice president of editorial for SC Magazine.
“It’s tremendous to see the ground breaking research we conduct at IOActive being recognised by the information security industry,” said Jennifer Steffens, chief executive officer for IOActive. “Chris and Charlie earned this acknowledgement as they put months of research into this project, motivated solely by their desire to encourage the automobile industry to start developing more secure vehicles.”
In early August, the pair presented their car hacking research, ‘Adventures in Automotive Networks and Control Units’ at DEF CON. Following this event they continued to travel around the world to present their findings.
Chris Valasek is the director of security intelligence for IOActive and Charlie Miller is a security researcher for Twitter.
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