Keynote Announcement

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Chris Valasek, Security Lead, Uber 

We are thrilled to announce that Chris Valasek, Security Lead at Uber, will give a keynote speech at TRUSTECH 2017Regarded for his work in the automotive security arena, Chris Valasek specializes in offensive research methodologies with a focus on reverse engineering and exploitation. Best known for the remote compromise of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee, whereby he and his research partner, Charlie Miller obtained physical control of the vehicle from more than 10 miles away, Chris was lauded for exposing serious security flaws in automobiles; the results led Fiat Chrysler to recall 1.4 million vehicles. He is one of the first researchers to discuss automotive security issues in detail, and his release of a library to physically control vehicles through the CAN (Controller Area Network) bus garnered worldwide media attention.

Chris’s hacking of the Jeep Cherokee led Uber to bring him on board as Security Lead at their Advanced Technologies Center. As a result of his work within the automotive industry, Chris was included on LinkedIn’s Next Wave list, featuring 150 of the top professionals age 35 and under who are transforming different industries