Don’t miss “Modern Automotive Vulnerabilities: The Science Behind the Fast and the Furious,” happening November 12 at 1:00 p.m. This virtual event is part of the “Protecting Your Digital Self Series,” developed by the UC Systemwide Cyber Champions Team.
Over the last decade, a range of research has transformed our understanding of automobiles. A car purchased today is mostly controlled through dozens of microprocessors and is connected to a range of external digital channels. As a result, software vulnerabilities in automotive firmware potentially allow attackers to gain control of the vehicle.
The featured speaker, Stefan Savage, is professor of Computer Science and Engineering at UCSD. He will explain how our understanding of automotive security vulnerabilities has changed over time, how unique challenges have given rise to these problems, and how to limit these types of attacks.