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Car Wars Episode I: Hacker Menace

  • Friday, September 04, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT (2015-09-04 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Mike Assante, Matthew Carpenter

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It is a time of relative peace in the Republic. Auto manufacturers have provided reliable automobiles to a large portion of the population, governments, and militaries throughout the known world. Convenience and safety have become a common expectations in life.

Little does the Auto Alliance know that opportunistic evil awaits. While preparing for the ultimate auto-driving experience, dark plans have been laid to leverage this new power for death and destruction, and the changing of the universe forever...

Speaker Bios

Mike Assante

Michael Assante is currently the SANS lead for Industrial Control System (ICS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) security and Co-founder of NexDefense an Atlanta-based ICS security company. He served as Vice President and Chief Security Officer of the North American Electric Reliability (NERC) Corporation, where he oversaw industry-wide implementation of cyber security standards across the continent. Prior to joining NERC, Mr. Assante held a number of high-level positions at Idaho National Labs and served and as Vice President and Chief Security Officer for American Electric Power. Mr. Assante's work in ICS security has been widely recognized and was selected by his peers as the winner of Information Security Magazine's security leadership award for his efforts as a strategic thinker. The RSA 2005 Conference awarded him its outstanding achievement award in the practice of security within an organization.

He has testified before the US Senate and House and was an initial member of the member of the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th Presidency. Before his career in security served in various naval intelligence and information warfare roles, he developed and gave presentations on the latest technology and security threats to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Director of the National Security Agency, and other leading government officials. In 1997, he was honored as a Naval Intelligence Officer of the Year.

Matthew Carpenter

Matthew Carpenter is a Principal Security Researcher with Grimm (SMFS) performing deep security research for .com, .gov, and .mil. Matthew's expertise is in reverse-engineering, vulnerability research, exploit weaponization, hardware/software/firmware/Automotive/IoT/ICS/AMI/Radio, Symbolic analysis, generalized hacker techniques, and teaching. He has a detailed background in Risk analysis/mitigation, Penetration Testing at all levels (hw/sw/net/web/physical). Matthew is former vice-chair of UCAIUG AMI-SEC Task Force and SG Security, and lead the Vulnerabilities team for NIST Cyber Security Coordination Task Force developing NISTIR-7628. He is a former member of the Advanced Security Acceleration Project for the Smart Grid (ASAP-SG), and was the Red-team lead for Advanced Security Acceleration Project (AMI-SEC/ASAP). Matthew is an entertaining and informative speaker, and is a repeat speaker at many Hacker/ICS/SCADA conferences, domestic and abroad.

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