Automotive Security: A Hacker's Eye View
Both for better and worse, automotive security is headline news and garnering tremendous widespread attention from media, consumers, manufactures, and hackers alike. The security of today's vehicles involves many moving parts, but while manufactures take a majority of the blame, multiple parties contribute to the security debt in today's vehicle ecosystem. This keynote takes a deep dive into automotive security, current attacks, and vulnerabilities. It also looks toward the future and onset of autonomous vehicles. Your audience expect to hear candid calls to action and highly distinctive insight into vehicle security from this famed hacker's perspective
Bugs Ruin Everything
In this talk, Miller will briefly discuss some popular forms of finding vulnerabilities and why it is so difficult to find these flaws. He will also walk through examples of some of his favorite bugs, including some of which he's discovered over the years, and discuss in these cases why they were particularly difficult to find, why common techniques may have failed on them, or why they were especially impactful.
Recognized globally for his ability to identify vulnerabilities in consumer products, Dr. Charlie Miller is "one of the most technically proficient hackers on Earth", according to Foreign Policy.com.
Currently the head of autonomous vehicle security at Didi Chuxing, the Chinese ride sharing company, Dr. Miller has made waves within the field of automotive security for his work alongside research partner, Chris Valasek. First demonstrating that with direct access to a vehicle, the physical systems of a Ford and Toyota could be controlled by an attacker, he then expanded this research to show that these attacks could be done remotely. Dr. Miller and Valasek made headlines and exposed serious security flaws in automobiles with their remote compromise of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee, in which they obtained physical control of the vehicle from more than 10 miles away; the results led Fiat Chrysler to recall 1.4 million vehicles.
Dr. Miller previously helped secure Uber’s self-driving car fleet. Before that he served on Twitter’s computer security team after five years as a computer hacker for the National Security Agency. The 4-time winner of the “Super Bowl” of computer hacking, the annual Pwn2Own competition, Dr. Miller has publicly demonstrated many security exploits, specifically of Apple products and is the first person to remotely hack the iPhone, as well as the Android smartphone (on the day it was released).
He is the co-author of three books, including iOS Hacker’' Handbook, and has been featured in a range of media outlets, including NBC, ABC, CNN, NPR, CNBC, The New York Times, USA Today and Forbes.