Trillium Secure CEO David Uze is hitting the road again to raise awareness among ordinary drivers, students, and major players in the automotive industry about the clear and present danger of car hacking. He departs this morning from Trillium headquarters in Sunnyvale and is headed to Mobile World Congress in Los Angeles to run the company’s booth in Hall West (Stand W.224C).
Just this week, Wired reported that KU Leuven researchers recently discovered wide-open vulnerabilities in several high-end car makers’ key fobs. To address how cybersecurity technology and secure data services can be implemented to prevent these types of attacks, Mr. Uze will be driving cross-country in a Trillium-branded electric vehicle and making a series of stopovers at research institutions.
The first stopover for this phase of Hack Across America will be the University of California Los Angeles, where Mr. Uze will meet with members of the Engineering Society and encourage students to learn more about the booming automotive cybersecurity industry. He will also talk about recruitment opportunities and how talented, curious, and driven students can gain experience in entrepreneurship and hands-on technology development. During the engagement, Trillium engineers will introduce the company’s cloud-based PassGO Hacking Challenge and invite passionate students to test their white hat skills.
Check back regularly to see if David and his colleagues will be stopping by a university near you!