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Featured Keynote - Dr. Charlie Miller
How did we end up with cars that could be remotely hacked and what does the future hold? In this talk, the history of different car hacks as well as automotive designs will be discussed. This will include details on the hack of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee as well as fixes instituted by Chrysler. It will conclude with a discussion of the future of automotive security including technologies like V2X and whether we’ll ever have hack proof vehicles.
Dr. Charlie Miller
, Cyber Security Researcher, (formerly at Uber)
Dr. Charlie Miller is "one of the most technically proficient hackers on Earth," according to Foreign Policy. After receiving his PhD in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Miller was a computer hacker for the National Security Agency for five years. Since that time, he has been a consultant and worked for the computer security teams of Twitter and Uber ATC. He has won the "Super Bowl" of computer hacking, the annual Pwn2Own competition four times. Dr. Miller has found countless vulnerabilities in several Apple products, including their laptops and phones. Perhaps the most notorious of these issues was the ability to remotely compromise an iPhone by merely sending a malicious text message. He also has the privilege of having been the first to remotely exploit both the iPhone and the first Android phone when they were released. After that, he began focusing on embedded security and has done research in the fields of laptop battery security as well as near field communications (NFC) of cellular phones. Lately, Dr. Miller has spent considerable time in the field of automotive security along with his research partner Chris Valasek.