The Department of Transportation/Volpe Center to Bring Together a Panel of Cybersecurity Experts at TU-Automotive Cybersecurity USA

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TU-Automotive is delighted to announce that the US Department of Transportation will be running a roundtable along with security researchers from CERT and IOActive at the TU-Automotive Cybersecurity USA Conference & Exhibition (March 29-30, Novi, MI).

The TU-Automotive Cybersecurity USA roundtable will unite five security researchers responsible for different hacks on telematics and OBD2 devices to work through their methods and explore the steps that companies can take to build better security. Panellists include the researchers behind the Metromile and Progressive attacks, as well as new research to be unveiled at the conference.

Annie Reddaway, head of cybersecurity research at TU-Automotive said “We are excited to host this roundtable with some of the experts whose work has shaken up the connected automotive industry, and to give our attendees the opportunity to understand their methods and recommendations.”

The roundtable format will allow attendees to explore the issue in a more interactive format. The overview is outlined below:

Real Life Telematics Attacks and Vulnerabilities Found by Security Researchers

With the rapid advancement in the development of vehicle telematics/infotainment systems, the scope of security vulnerabilities in vehicles equipped with telematics/OBD2 dongle systems are exponentially expanding and the risk of potential hacker attack are rapidly growing.

  • Understand the details of recent real-life Telematics/OBD2 dongle attacks and vulnerabilities, including GM On-Star, Jeep Cherokee, BMW, Zubie, Progressive and Metromile vulnerability research, from the researchers responsible
  • Explore the various steps a fleet owner, OEMs, Tier 1s, etc can take today to start protecting their vehicles from cybersecurity attacks, including best practices, updates, and monitoring and the longer-term path toward comprehensive solutions
  • Discuss the Ecosystem impacts of these serious vehicle vulnerabilities and possible mitigation strategies

Kevin Harnett, Cybersecurity Program Manager, Advanced Vehicle Technology Division, Department of Transportation/Volpe Center
Graham Watson, Senior Analyst, Department of Transportation/Volpe-SGT
Corey Thuen, Senior Security Consultant, IOActive
Dan Klinedinst, Senior Threat and Vulnerability Researcher, CERT
Chris King, Vulnerability Analyst, CERT
About TU-Automotive Cybersecurity USA

Bringing top level speakers from the likes of Continental, General Motors, The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, and Volkswagen, TU-Automotive Cybersecurity USA is the go-to event for the growing automotive cybersecurity community and those looking to stay ahead in this space.

The conference will include networking with attendees from across the connected car ecosystem as well as cybersecurity experts.

See the full agenda and speaker line-up here:
There is currently a $200 discount off passes until February 5. Tickets will sell-out so early booking is strongly advised. Register here:

About TU-Automotive
TU-Automotive is the reference point and communications hub for the evolving automotive technology segment as it converges with consumer electronics, mobile and IoT to re-define connectivity, mobility and autonomous use-cases. TU-Automotive provides the world’s biggest B2B connected car conferences and exhibitions, as well as industry analysis and news.
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Annie Reddaway
Project Director | TU-Automotive
7-9 Fashion Street, London, E1 6PX, UK
Office: +44 (0)20 7375 7221 | (USA Toll Free) 1 800 814 3459 ext 7221
Email: annie(at)tu-auto(dot)com


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