Unmanned Systems: Security Without Compromise

With increasing deployment of autonomous vehicles and unmanned systems, security and data safety are key priorities for both manufacturers and consumers.

Networks are inherently vulnerable to cyber related threats and systems failures. Reliance on unverified or open channel communications and external input sources can open the door for false (or falsified) data, invalid mission throughput or other critical operational command failures. Whether these threats come via erroneous component failures or intentional malicious activities, building up your system's ability to defend against these threats is crucial.

In this session, industry leaders will discuss the latest advancements in embedded security and steps that unmanned vehicle systems stakeholders are taking to combat cyber attacks and minimize platform risks.

Join us on November 16th, 2017 at the CIC building, 101 Main St., Cambridge, MA
14th Floor - Cloud City Room

Tickets as low as $15 with early registration. Sign up by Oct 27 to save up to 50%.

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This AUVSI New England special event is presented in cooperation with the office of the Consulate General of Canada in Boston and will feature panelists with expertise in cyber-security, platform systems protections and distributed data encryption.

Panelists Scheduled:


Hans Olson, Assistant Undersecretary, MA Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
Alex Manea, Chief Security Officer, BlackBerry
Paul Lucier, VP Sales and Business Development, ISARA
Chris Poulin Principal/Director, IoT Security & Cyber Futures, Booz Allen Hamilton

Moderated by Jim Sproul of The Sproul Company (and AUVSI NE Director).

Speaker Bios

Seating for this event is very limited. Register today to secure your spot.


Guest panelists from BlackBerry and ISARA are brought to you by the Canadian Consulate and Waterloo EDC, the investment promotion agencies for Waterloo Region and Canada. Check out the latest in Canadian Robotics, including Waterloo’s Clearpath, Aeryon, Deep Trekker, 2G Robotics and Avidbots. Home to the University of Waterloo, Google, BlackBerry, Toyota, 1,100+ start-ups and an innovation ecosystem with 150+leading research centers and commercialization hubs, such as Communitech, Waterloo offers a powerful and collaborative tech ecosystem. To learn about security or robotics in Waterloo, contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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