Podcast: How do we protect autonomous vehicles from hackers without a human driver? Steer answers. hero graphic

Podcast: How do we protect autonomous vehicles from hackers without a human driver? Steer answers.

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By Elisabeth Kindig

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In episode 1 of Tech Lightning Rounds, we interview Anuja Sonalker, CEO of Steer, who has a PhD in network security and has held executive-level security positions before founding the self-parking technology Steer. Steer solves one of the most frustrating parts of owning a vehicle with automated parking.

Anuja and Beth discuss what it means to take a human out of the equation in parking and why this is important for efficiency, especially in urban areas. Because Anuja has a doctorate in cybersecurity, Beth takes the opportunity to ask her how we can prevent hacks when a human driver is not present. Anuja breaks down the concept of security-led design and why it is crucial to begin with a minimum attack surface and maximum default security. She goes on to describe what must be done in order to avoid falsified data attacks and why security professionals must think like an attacker and a defender.

This must-hear interview gives a 360-degree perspective of how security works in regards to the auto industry and why cybersecurity is an artform. Don’t miss hearing what we face in the next stages of cybersecurity from a doctorate-level technologist who is bringing self-parking to the market.

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