Connected Vehicle Expert Chris Valasek to Keynote Security of Things™ Forum

Chris Valasek, one of the world's top experts on the security of connected vehicles, will address the Security of Things Forum in Cambridge on September 10.
Chris Valasek, one of the world’s top experts on the security of connected vehicles, will address the Security of Things Forum in Cambridge on September 10.

The Northeast’s leading conference dedicated to securing the Internet of Things will welcome Chris Valasek, one of the world’s top experts on the security of connected vehicles, as a keynote speaker at its September 10th event in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Valasek’s pioneering research on techniques for hacking into connected vehicles, conducted with colleague Charlie Miller, helped spark a national conversation about the dangers posed by our growing reliance on software based systems in modern vehicles. Valasek will share the fruits of his latest research, which explores the security implications of wireless and cellular connectivity in connected cars.

Chris Valasek is Director Vehicle Security Research at IOActive
Chris Valasek is Director Vehicle Security Research at IOActive

Co-produced by The Security Ledger and Passcode, The Christian Science Monitor’s new section on security and privacy in the Digital Age, the Security of Things™ Forum will bring together leading security researchers, academics, executives and practitioners to explore one of this generation’s paramount challenges: securing the Internet of Things.

The event, in its second year, will feature a range of presentations, panel discussions and hands-on workshops that explore the technical, tactical and policy implications of the Internet of Things.

“Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller’s research on techniques for compromising the security of connected vehicles is among the most powerful demonstrations we have of the consequences of insecure design to our health, safety and privacy,” said Paul Roberts, founder of The Security of Things Forum. “Chris is on the leading edge of independent researchers who are analyzing the security of IoT products, and we are thrilled to welcome him to Boston for our second annual Security of Things Forum.”

Scheduled for Thursday, September 10, the Security of Things Forum will take place just off the Harvard University Campus, at the Sheraton Commander Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The event will feature two tracks:

A Leaders track that offers a lively forum in which researchers, executives, investors and thought leaders will share their ideas.

A Hackers Track that will offer hands on workshops in everything from device hacking and reverse engineering to hands on tools demonstrations to birds of a feather discussions of both technical and policy matters.

The Security of Things forum is a great opportunity to meet and network with some of the brightest minds in IoT security. Early bird tickets are now for sale and can be purchased via Eventbrite. You can also connect with the Forum online via twitter @secthings, on Facebook and LinkedIn. If your organization is interested in being a Security of Things sponsor, contact paul@securityofthings.com.

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