Speaker: Ikjot Saini,
Designation: Assistant Professor, University of Windsor
Topic: Exploring a New Cyberspace of Communicating Vehicles
Date of Webinar: March 12th , 2021
Time and Location: 8:30 AM EST/ 7:00 PM IST/ 1:30 PM GMT
Dr. Ikjot Saini is a cybersecurity expert whose research is focused on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles covering the security and privacy of V2X and in-vehicle security. She has published many research papers and journal articles, including V2X privacy schemes, engineering privacy attacks for equitable assessment, and DSRC network congestion and routing protocols. Upon completion of her Ph.D., she joined as an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Windsor. She is also an independent Security Consultant. She is serving as the Academic Director of the Automotive Security Research Group and chapter lead at Windsor, as well as a member of the APMA Cyber Security Committee as a V2X technology expert. Dr. Saini is passionate about cybersecurity and is a leading voice promoting women’s participation and leadership. She founded the first Canadian Student Chapter of Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS), with a mission to provide opportunities for women to learn and get hands-on experience. It was awarded the Student Chapter of the Year in 2020 among 103 student chapters. She is also currently serving as Academic Chair on WiCyS Ontario Affiliate Board and on the Auto Parts Manufacturers Association – Cyber Security Committee as V2X Technology Expert. She is a stream owner of “IoT and Edge Security” at Aggregate Intellect, serving on various advisory committees. She was the winner of the Cyber Woman of the Year award in 2020 and inaugural WEtech Alliance Woman in Tech of the Year award in 2019. She has been featured in the 2020 Canadians to Watch list by Auto News Canada.
The emerging technology of Connected Vehicles is dedicated to the increasing safety and prevention of traffic congestion and collisions due to the growing number of vehicles on the road. It provides communication among nearby vehicles and with roadside infrastructure. This introduces a new cyberspace of communicating vehicles. This cyberspace can be seen as Internet of Vehicles (as a subset of Internet of Things) where the vehicles will be able to communicate to everything in the surroundings from the traffic lights to pedestrians. In this session, we will discuss the underlying potential security threats and privacy concerns of this technology. With the increasing demand for connectivity and technology development, cybersecurity concerns have risen exponentially. The global automotive cybersecurity job market is in a talent crunch, as well as facing talent gaps.
- Transformation of the cyber landscape with emerging mobility solutions.
- Practice “Security by design” and “Privacy by design” principles.
- Education and awareness of Auto Security to enrich future workplaces
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