Announcement of 08. February 2016

CAR Symposium: "Connected Driving – Safe & Secure" theme day, hosted by G DATA

Experts in the automotive industry discuss the challenges and solutions for networked vehicles.

Intelligent vehicles and the associated challenges will be the focal point of the 16th International CAR Symposium, which takes place at the RuhrCongress in Bochum on 11 February 2016. The networking of vehicles not only gives rise to new perspectives on increasing vehicle safety, but also to areas of attack for cyber criminals. What these are and how companies in the automotive sector can protect themselves, will be addressed in presentations and panel discussions. Dr Tilman Frosch, CEO of G DATA Advanced Analytics, will give a presentation in the "IT and Security Challenge" track, which shows how the hurdles can be laid higher for attackers. Ushering in the conference, the "Connected Driving – Safe & Secure" theme day will be held at the G DATA Campus on 10 February 2016.

Which malware business models are based on the attack surface of modern cars and what protection is there against unwanted attacks? These and other questions will be addressed by contributors such as Ralf Benzmüller, head of G DATA SecurityLabs, Arndt Kohler from IBM Security and Mohammad Ilyas, Head of Online Trust Center, Continental AG.

The focus of Ralf Benzmüller's presentation will be "Automotive malware – which attacks on vehicles are really worthwhile?" The security expert will explain the most important vehicle attack scenarios, and put them into the context of the existing infrastructure in the cyber crime economy. Using the expected profits and initial development effort, an assessment will be made for each scenario of which attacks will be the most profitable. Increased security measures need to be implemented for these scenarios. Ralf Benzmüller will indicate what the appropriate solution methods might look like.

 

G DATA at the CAR Symposium

10 February 2016, "Connected Driving – Safe & Secure" theme day, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the G DATA Campus

  • 11 a.m.: Welcome and introduction to the topics by G DATA board member Walter Schumann and Thorsten Urbanski, head of corporate communication
  • 11.15 a.m.: "Automotive malware – what attacks on vehicles are really worthwhile?" – presentation by Ralf Benzmüller, head of G DATA SecurityLabs

 

11 February 2016, 16th CAR Symposium in the RuhrCongress Bochum

  • 1.15 p.m.: "IT and Security Challenge" topic section, "Hang’em high(er) – On low-hanging fruits, intellectual property, and the supply chain" – presentation by Dr. Tilman Frosch, CEO of G DATA Advanced Analytics

 

About the CAR Symposium

The International CAR Symposium has established itself as a high-ranking meeting place for the automotive industry. Every year, over 1,000 leading managers and decision-makers discuss the opportunities and challenges of future mobility. Keynote speakers Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, and Dr Dieter Zetsche, chairman of Daimler AG, will discuss the redefinition of mobility and artificial intelligence in vehicles at a conference for the first time. Over 100 partner companies, including BASF, BMW, Bosch, Daimler and IBM, will be exhibiting in Bochum. For further information and to register for the events, please visit www.car-symposium.de

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Announcement of 08. February 2016

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