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Deim Seminar


The security and privacy aspects of modern vehicles


Constantinos Patsakis

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Antoni Martnez, Agust Solanas


Trinity College, Dublin (Irlanda)


17-01-2014 13:00


Modern automotive vehicles are becoming a collection of interconnected embedded subsystems, where the mechanical parts are either replaced or controlled by electronic ones, transforming the vehicle into a mobile information system. Unfortunately, the industry standards for in-vehicle communication have not caught up with common computer security and privacy policies, or in many cases privacy invasive approaches are being taken. The scope of this talk is firstly to illustrate the security and privacy risks that modern drivers are exposed to. We then discuss how some of them can be addressed, by redesigning the network structure of the vehicle, providing more security, safety and privacy to the drivers and passengers. The talk will conclude with some open issues and ideas for future work. Constantinos Patsakis (Marousi, Attiki, Greece, 1979) is a research fellow at the Distributed Systems Group in the Department of Computer Science, Trinity College, Dublin Ireland. He received his B.Sc. in Mathematics from University of Athens, Greece and his M.Sc. in Information Security from Royal Holloway, University of London.He has a PhD from the Department of Informatics of University of Piraeus. His main areas of research include cryptography, security, privacy and number theory. He has participated in several European-funded projects. In 2009 he was elected lecturer at the Department of Informatics of University of Piraeus, but his appointment is still pending. He has been teaching several computer science courses in european universities, and worked as a researcher at Rovira i Virgili University (URV).


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