SecTor - An Introduction to Automotive Security in 2020
Event date 22 October 2020
As cars continue to become more connected and autonomous, the security of these systems grows in importance. We’re now a decade away from the first public research on automotive security, and since then the challenges of securing these vehicles has increased due to new features. connectivity, and automation.
In this talk, we’ll provide an introduction to automotive security for those who are curious but have limited exposure to the field. We will cover how vehicle networks work, vehicle attack surfaces, and common vulnerabilities in vehicle systems. Next, we will discuss how the landscape of vehicle electronics is changing, and what is coming in future vehicles. We’ll finish off with some practical advice for getting your feet wet with hacking cars.
ERIC EVENCHICK | Embedded Systems Developer
Eric has worked in development and reverse engineering roles for hardware and software companies, specializing in embedded devices, automotive systems, and bespoke tool development. He is currently a Technical Director at NCC Group, North America.
Eric’s work with embedded systems began with development of research vehicles at the University of Waterloo, in partnership with General Motors and the US Environmental Protection Agency. This experience lead to roles in developing automotive firmware and reverse engineering vehicle systems at companies including Tesla Motors and Faraday Future.
In 2014, Eric founded Linklayer Labs, which provided consulting services and developed open source hardware tools for the information security community. Since 2012, he has been a contributor to Hackaday, a blog covering hardware and software “hacks.”