2016 Schedule

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

Myth vs Fact: Cybersecurity and the Connected Car

Monday, March 14
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Westin Austin Downtown
Continental 3
310 E 5th ST

Advanced connectivity and data are critical components of helping connected and autonomous cars save lives, save fuel, reduce emissions, and save time. But connectivity inevitably creates the risk of malicious hacking, and stakeholders in the connected car ecosystem operate in a cybersecurity threat environment that is dynamic and asymmetric. Recent media reports have focused on security breaches that have been conducted for the purposes of research and educational testing. But could the threat become real?

Hashtags: #sxsw #cybercar


Catherine McCullough at SXSW

Catherine McCullough

Exec Dir

Intelligent Car Coalition

Catherine McCullough is Executive Director of the Intelligent Car Coalition, a group that leads discussion and advocacy on connected car public policy in Washington, DC. The Coalition, which repre...

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Hilary Cain at SXSW

Hilary Cain

Dir of Technology & Innovation Policy

Toyota Motors North America

Michael Spierto

Dir of Federal Affairs

Alliance Of Automobile Manufacturers

Spierto is a Capitol Hill veteran, who joined the Auto Alliance from the IT sector association TechAmerica, where he was Director of Cybersecurity Policy. Spierto’s experience on the hill includes ...

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Senthil Ramakrishnan at SXSW

Senthil Ramakrishnan

Lead Principal-Technical Architect - IoT Security


Senthil Ramakrishnan serves as Lead Principal Technical Architect in AT&T’s Internet of Things organization. In this role, he is leading the technical design and deployment of security solutions on...

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