Rebooting the Auto Industry: When Security Affects Safety

Presented by

Craig Smith, Founder, Open Garages; Research Director of Transportation Security, Rapid7

About this talk

We are surrounded by 2-ton IoT devices on wheels. The auto industry has rapidly evolved in the last five years; vehicles now have phone apps for remote control, built-in WiFi hot spots, heads-up displays, lane correction systems, and other Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. These convenience and road safety features are in high demand, but they also introduce cybersecurity concerns. Automakers are now software companies, and this talk will address some of the cybersecurity-related issues faced by the transportation industry, including some of the growing pains a “traditional” industry has when it starts to become internet connected to the outside world. Mr. Smith will share techniques currently used by hackers and show some of the security defenses being put into place. You will see the vulnerabilities of vehicles on the road today, as well as take a peek into the future of fully autonomous cars. And if your head isn’t spinning already, learn what it will mean to "own" a car in the future. Key topics will include: •What makes car hacking so intriguing? •Who are the adversaries in this space and what are they after? •How self-driving cars can be used as a model for corporate infrastructure. •How IoT can be locked down without locking out the customer. About the Presenter: Craig Smith is the Founder of Open Garages and Research Director of Transportation Security at Rapid7. Open Garages is a distributed collective of performance tuners, mechanics, security researchers and artists. Craig is also the author of the Car Hacker's Handbook and runs a Security Consulting firm that specializes in automotive reverse engineering. Craig has developed many open source utilities to teach CAN bus to students and well as security penetration tools that can uncover vulnerabilities in vehicle and diagnostic systems. He has worked in the security field for over 20 years with the last 5 years focused on automotive.

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