Recognized as two of the most technically proficient hackers on earth by ForeignPolicy.com, Charlie and Chris are best known for the remote hack of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee, in which they obtained total physical control of the vehicle from more than 10 miles away, exposing serious security flaws that led Fiat Chrysler to recall 1.4 million vehicles to fix the issue.
They both serve nowadays as Cruise Automation’s Principal Autonomous Vehicle Security Architects. Charlie is the former National Security Agency hacker, former head of autonomous vehicle security division at Didi Chuxing, a China-based ride sharing company, and former Application Security Staff Engineer at Twitter. Chris is the former security lead at Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center (along with Charlie, as they both got hired by Uber to work on the security of their autonomous vehicles after their impressive Jeep hack) and former Internet Security Systems Researcher at IBM.
In presentations, Charlie and Chris captivate all audiences with insights that will alter your perspective of cybersecurity and the future of self-driving cars. From their roles as hackers for good and the perpetual battle against online adversaries, to emerging threats facing specific industries and companies, this hacker duo sounds the alarm on this 21st century issue, while injecting humor in a twist all their own. Participants walk away enlightened, with strategies and solutions for identifying risks and preventing hacks and breaches.
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