2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Hacking Your Ride: Transportation Safety and Risk

Sunday, March 13
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 6AB
531 E 4th St


In April of 2015 a security researcher claimed in a tweet that he had been able to take control of an aircraft in mid-flight, setting off shockwaves in the industry. Cars too may be vulnerable to cyberattack, according to a congressional report citing “a lack of appropriate security measures to protect drivers against hackers who may be able to take control of a vehicle.” As technology advances, so do system vulnerabilities in transportation. Cars, trucks, planes, trains, even ships are potentially hackable. What are the risks to public safety, who will be held liable and how can government and private business work together to prepare for and protect against those risks?

Hashtags: #sxsw #RiskyRide


Andrea Basora at SXSW

Andrea Basora


Insurance Information Institute

Andréa is a digital veteran who has been working with emerging technologies since 1996. She is currently Executive Vice President at the Insurance Information Institute, where she oversees the orga...

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Jonathan Matus



Jonathan Matus is CEO of Zendrive, a venture-backed startup focused on re-imagining transportation through mobile driver analytics. Previously, Jonathan was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Redpoint...

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Mikko Hypponen at SXSW

Mikko Hypponen

Chief Research Officer

F-Secure Viruslab

Mikko Hypponen is the Chief Research Officer of F-Secure. He's been with the company since 1991.

Mr. Hypponen has written on his research for the New York Times, Wired and Scientific America and ...

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Robert Hartwig


Insurance Information Institute

Robert P. Hartwig is president of the Insurance Information Institute. Since joining the I.I.I. in 1998 as an economist and becoming chief economist in 1999, Dr. Hartwig has focused his work on imp...

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