Chris Valasek

Chris Valasek
Security Lead
Uber Advanced Technologies Center, Renowned "white hat" hacker lauded for car-hacking demonstrations

Chris Valasek is a Security Lead at Uber’s Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in Pittsburgh. Valasek is regarded for his work in the automotive security arena. Most recently, Valasek was lauded for the remote compromise of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee, whereby he and his research partner obtained physical control of the vehicle. Valasek specializes in reverse engineering and exploitation research. Chris has a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh and is the chairman of SummerCon, America’s longest running hacker conference.

He has won numerous awards and accolades from LinkedIn, The Pwnie Awards from the security community, and such publications as WIRED and SC Magazine, as well as having written for Fortune, CNN Money, The Washington Post, the BBC and scores more resources.