DG Technologies Furthers Automotive Cybersecurity Awareness

DG Technologies Furthers Automotive Cybersecurity Awareness

Mark Zachos, President of DG Technologies, leads the way in creating standards and increasing awareness in Automotive Cybersecurity.

Mr. Zachos has over 30 years of engineering experience in automotive electronics, cyber security, vehicle diagnostics and communications. He also is a member of the Oakland County (MI) Connected Vehicle Task Force focusing on secure connected vehicle deployment; teaches embedded programming, CANbus and vehicle cyber security at The University of Michigan-Dearborn; instructs hackers at the US Army TARDEC CyberTruck Challenge; and established CyberTech – the TMC service technician troubleshooting skills challenge for identifying and repairing vehicle cyber hacks.

Vehicle cybersecurity vulnerabilities could impact a vehicle’s safe operation. Therefore, engineers should ensure that systems are designed free of unreasonable risks to motor vehicle safety, including those that may result due to existence of potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities. The automotive industry is making vehicle cybersecurity an organizational priority. Prioritizing vehicle cybersecurity also means learning about vehicle hacking techniques in order to ensure that systems will be reasonably safe under expected real-world conditions, including those that may arise due to potential vehicle cybersecurity vulnerabilities from hacking the CAN communications or OBD-II interface. The automotive cybersecurity environment is dynamic and is expected to change continually and, at times, rapidly. Developing a basic understanding of car hacking can provide a good foundation for developing approaches to vehicle cybersecurity.

DG Technologies has created the CyberTech brand to bring awareness, information and tools to the industry. Our cybersecurity training and leadership, along with our industry-leading, secure tools, help eliminate threats and keep you worry-free with your vehicles. Visit our training page on information on upcoming classes with Mr. Zachos, including a class on December 19th-20th in Troy, MI.

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