Gone in 60 Seconds: Auto Thieves Go High Tech
With millions of new electronic devices connecting to the internet every day, hackers are increasingly focused on a new type of target: mobile and embedded systems. How mobile? Even your car can be hacked.
In the 1970s and 1980s the first wave of criminal hacking attacks were against enterprise systems. In the 1990s and early 2000s, there was a second wave against desktop PCs and laptops. We are today encountering a third wave of criminal hacking in which non-PCs are the targets. This wave affects wired and wireless networks, and, of course, intelligent devices. While we might only think of wireless phones, routers and switches, printers, SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems, and medical devices, even our keyless car alarm systems are vulnerable.
Join Robert Vamosi and James Burns as they talk about recent hacks on automobiles, and possible mitigations in the near future.
Attendees will learn:
- How threats will increase once each car starts having its own IP address
- How the more than 70 embedded systems in the average car today can be made secure
- How threats against the auto industry are indicative of threats against other industries
James Burns, Senior Solutions Architect, Mocana
James joined Mocana in 2010 and has been responsible for the driver design and implementation for new RTOS support of crypto acceleration and security protocol design on resource constrained platforms. He has successfully managed both the professional service engineering team and the technical support team and has provided product management and technical leadership as well as development skills for products on Android. Prior to joining Mocana, James was a Software Engineering manager at LSI, and a senior security architect at Integralis. James holds a masters degree from Yale and a bachelor degree from Ohio Wesleyan University.
Robert Vamosi, Senior Analyst, Mocana
Robert Vamosi is a senior analyst for Mocana, a smart device security company. He is also the author of When Gadgets Betray Us : The Dark Side of our Infatuation With New Technologies, a bestselling book that looks at the security consequences of digital convenience in the modern world from MP3 players to implanted medical devices. Mr. Vamosi has over ten years of security journalism experience, writing for national outlets such as ZDNet, CNET, CBS News, PCWorld, and Forbes. Most recently he worked in the financial services industry as an analyst specializing in security, risk management, and fraud.