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SANS Announces Second Annual Automotive Cybersecurity Summit

Industry Experts to Share Insight into Risks and What can be Done to Address Automotive Threats

  • Bethesda, MD
  • October 31, 2017

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced the second annual Automotive Cybersecurity Summit and Training taking place in Chicago, IL May 1-8, 2018. The SANS Automotive Cyber Security Summit was created to develop and foster a culture of cyber-intelligence and awareness in organizations across the vehicle supply chain and digital ecosystem. Leading automotive cybersecurity experts, seasoned practitioners, policy makers, and system designers will come together to characterize industry risks and discuss what can be done to safeguard organizations, products and customers from the evolving threat landscape.

"We look forward to continuing the conversation at the 2018 Summit where we will discuss the opportunities related to connected vehicles of all types, their interactions with the environment, and the complexities of the extended supply chain," said Mike Assante, Summit Chair and Director of SANS Industrial Practice Area. "Experts will share best practices and guidance for the design, build, operation, and maintenance aspects of the contemporary vehicle lifecycle and their supporting infrastructures."

The SANS Automotive Cybersecurity Summit and Training brings together the public and private-sector, manufacturers, suppliers, assemblers, and technology providers to discuss the increasingly complex and interdependent relationships between smart vehicles and ever-expanding smart infrastructures. Connected cars, trucks, fleets, heavy machinery and the networked systems in which they interact will all be explored. The Summit will include two days of in-depth presentations followed by six days of immersive cybersecurity education courses that include hands-on demos, learning exercises and networking opportunities.

Topics to be covered during summit and training include:

  • The state of Cybersecurity in the Automotive Industry
  • Partnering and information-sharing for success
  • On-board tamper-prevention and evidence
  • Embedded systems safeguarding and exploitation
  • Cyber physical attacks and countermeasures
  • Freight and fleet monitoring and protection
  • Big data and cloud data security in V2X ecosystems
  • Progressive technology demonstrations for the Automotive industry

The Call for Presentations has been opened. For additional information about the SANS Automotive Cybersecurity Summit and Training, or to register, visit:

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