Could your car be hacked?


Our smart vehicles are increasingly vulnerable and it’s time for stronger safety standards, warns security expert John Baird.  Self-parking cars which also stop you from crashing are now commonplace in Australia’s new vehicle market; but with this rise in automation comes an increased risk of being car-hacked – with potentially disastrous consequences.


Come and hear John’s talk when he will investigate these questions:

·       How much software is in your car?

·       What are the weaknesses of this software?

·       What security standards are in place?

·       How effective are these standards?

·       How easy is it to hack your car?

·       What could a hacker cause your car to do?


A 2012 DARPA-funded report showed that steering could be remotely hacked, and researchers Miller and Valasek then hacked into a 2014 Jeep Cherokee using its radio and showed they could affect the tyre pressure monitoring system, forcing the car to stop. They could also apply the brakes, affect steering and cut the engine.

John Baird has a Masters of Computer Forensics degree from Macquarie University and spent more than 20 years working in cyber security in the financial services industry before founding security consultancy Revio to help senior executives address the cultural issues around security. His financial industry background gave Baird extensive experience in cyber security, but it’s a field that is relatively new to the automotive industry.

From December 04, 2018 07:00 until December 04, 2018 08:30 Save to calendar

At Piato Restaurant 123 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point NSW 2060, Australia

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Could your car be hacked?

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