Securing our planes, trains and automobiles


Ken Munro, Partner, Pen Test Partners

The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to revolutionise our transport networks with data flowing from sensors, devices and vehicles but how will we protect our privacy and maintain the safety of these systems? This session will look at the security of methods currently being used in our planes, trains and automobiles. We’ll explore segregation of systems, networks and endpoint devices, share research gathered first-hand gathered working with manufacturers and network operators, and use hack demos to illustrate how the security in today’s transport just isn’t ready for the IoT.


1. How components used in connected car systems are leaking data or can be used to take control of the vehicle.
2. How train passenger systems are failing to segregate and protect passenger data.
3. How aircraft navigation systems could be compromised
4. Why issues specific to IoT security could impact passenger safety.
5. Why the flaws in these systems mean we need more radical regulation before we commit to a smart transport system