Keynote 1: presented at PRDC 2013

by Tadayoshi Kohno,

Summary : Abstract: Computers are now integrating into everyday objects, from medical devices to children's toys. This integration of technology brings many benefits. Without the appropriate checks and balances, however, these emerging technologies also have the potential to compromise our digital and physical security and privacy. This talk will explore case studies in the design and analysis of computer systems for three types of everyday objects: wireless medical devices, robots, and automobiles. We will discuss the discovery of vulnerabilities in leading examples of these technologies, the challenges to securing these technologies and the ecosystem leading to their vulnerabilities, and new directions for security. For example, we will discuss our experiments to wirelessly affect the behavior of an implantable defibrillator, our efforts to compromise the computers in an automobile from a thousand miles away, and the implications and consequences of these works.