Chris Valasek
Uber
Speaker at GOTO Amsterdam 2017

Chris Valasek
Security Lead at Uber’s Advanced Technology Center & Renowned 'White Hat' Hacker

Chris’ research and expertise is not only limited to the automotive industry, even though Chris was one of the first researchers to publicly discuss automotive security issues in detail. His release of a library to physically control vehicles through the CAN (Controller Area Network) bus garnered worldwide media attention. He specialises in offensive research methodologies with a focus on reverse engineering and exploitation. Chris has a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh and is the chairman of SummerCon, America’s longest running hacker conference. He was previously at IOActive, the security firm where he had served as director of vehicle security research.

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