Recognized globally for his ability to identify vulnerabilities in consumer products, Dr. Charlie Miller is “one of the most technically proficient hackers on Earth”, according to Foreign Policy.com.
Currently the head of autonomous vehicle security at Didi Chuxing, the Chinese ride sharing company, Dr. Miller has made waves within the field of automotive security for his work alongside research partner, Chris Valasek. First demonstrating that with direct access to a vehicle, the physical systems of a Ford and Toyota could be controlled by an attacker, he then expanded this research to show that these attacks could be done remotely. Dr. Miller and Valasek made headlines and exposed serious security flaws in automobiles with their remote compromise of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee, in which they obtained physical control of the vehicle from more than 10 miles away; the results led Fiat Chrysler to recall 1.4 million vehicles.
Dr. Miller previously helped secure Uber’s self-driving car fleet. Before that he served on Twitter’s computer security team after five years as a computer hacker for the National Security Agency. The 4-time winner of the “Super Bowl” of computer hacking, the annual Pwn2Own competition, Dr. Miller has publicly demonstrated many security exploits, specifically of Apple products and is the first person to remotely hack the iPhone, as well as the Android smartphone (on the day it was released).
He is the co-author of three books, including iOS Hacker’’ Handbook, and has been featured in a range of media outlets, including NBC, ABC, CNN, NPR, CNBC, The New York Times, USA Today and Forbes.