So What\\'s It Mean To Hack a Car

  • Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017 1:00PM EST (21 Feb 2017 18:00 UTC)
  • Speaker: Matthew Carpenter

The term \Hacking" has been used to describe everything from modifying the backup-lights on your 78 Monza to remote-controlling someone else's Jeep whilst they drive it. I often get requests to "Hack" someone's car (mostly professionally speaking) which typically sparks a long conversation trying to determine what precisely their desire is. In light of research made public in 2015 and 2016, "car hacking" can evoke a certain sense of dread. However in an industry which is still in process of engaging appropriate security assessment practices and relationships, we need more than just dread. We need a common understanding. Join us as we discuss the various aspects of "Hacking" a car, what it means, and how to talk about it.

Learn more on this topic at the SANS Automotive Cybersecurity Summit & Training, May 1-8 in Detroit.'this inaugural Summit aims to address the specific issues and challenges around securing automotive organizations and their products. Join us for a comprehensive look at automotive assembly, industry suppliers, embedded systems, and safeguarding extended customer and product data. The Summit will include two-days of in-depth presentations from top security experts and seasoned practitioners, hands-on learning exercises, and exclusive networking opportunities.