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

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
  • How threats against the auto industry are indicative of threats against
    other industries

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.

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.