Protecting Autonomous Vehicles and Connected Services with Software Defined Perimeter

Date: Tuesday | 7 November 2017
Time: 8 AM PST / 11 AM EST / 5PM CET / 9:30 PM IST
Speaker: Mahbubul Alam, CTO & CMO – Movimento
Co-Speaker: Junaid Islam, CTO & Founder – Vidder

Cybersecurity is one of the biggest challenges for autonomous vehicles due to the large number of Internet-enabled software systems. The high dependence on Internet connectivity for navigation, telematics and information services makes autonomous vehicles highly vulnerable to network-based cyberattacks. For example, Denial of Service (DoS) attacks can block autonomous vehicles from receiving critical over-the-air (OTA) updates while connection hacking can be used to tamper software or re-task OTA instructions. Additionally, the automotive industry’s global supply chain is vulnerable to malware that propagates to critical vehicle systems from cloud environments. In response to the potential loss of life due to cyberattacks, the US government is introducing new legislation that mandates strict cybersecurity requirements for all networked software. This webinar will introduce participants to a new cybersecurity architecture called Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) that provides OEMs and application developers a framework to meet emerging government requirements to ensure safe autonomous vehicle operations. SDP utilizes a control channel to verify the identity and integrity of hardware and software systems before allowing automotive OTA transactions. Additionally, SDP’s application-aware connectivity ensures that malware cannot propagate through network connections.

Key Take-Aways:

  1. Why are the existing cybersecurity solutions not suitable for the current auto industry?
  2. How can SDP meet the new US government auto cybersecurity requirements?
  3. Why the automotive industry should embrace SDP as a key technology for the next-generation cybersecurity solution?

Duration: 60 minutes

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Speaker Bio:

Mahbubul Alam is an international entrepreneur, technology and business executive with broad management experience. A frequent author, speaker and multiple patent holder, he currently holds the position of CTO/CMO at Movimento, a Delphi company, reinventing the company’s technology and strategy. He has been honored with the ‘2016 Bay Area CIO of the Year’ award finalist by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and the San Francisco Business Times. Alam was brought to Movimento in early 2015 to reinvent technology and strategy, leading a transformative era in which the company will help shepherd the auto industry through the biggest changes since the days of Henry Ford. Prior to joining Movimento, Alam spent 14 productive years as a groundbreaking technologist and strategist at Cisco on two continents. He began in the mobile technology arena, later working in a variety of business development and market intelligence capacities in Cisco’s Netherlands operation. Having developed a solid name in the company for far-sighted winning strategies, he was brought to the Silicon Valley to lead Cisco’s Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) platforms in 2012.

Co-Speaker Bio:

Junaid Islam is the CTO and founder of Vidder, which provides distributed access control solutions to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to Vidder, Junaid founded Bivio Networks, which developed the first Gigabit speed software-based security platform in the industry. Earlier in his career, Junaid helped create networking standards such as Frame Relay, ATM and MPLS at StrataCom and Cisco. In addition to his work in the technology industry, Junaid has served at community and national levels as the Human Relations Commissioner of the Santa Clara County (Silicon Valley) from 2002 to 2009. Currently, Junaid is the Co-Chair of the Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) research group, which supports a number of US national cyber security initiatives.

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