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Unlocking the Potential of Seed Key Exchange

August 15, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT


August 15, 2024 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm EDT

The National Motor Freight Traffic Association’s (NMFTA) cybersecurity webinar series next installment, Unlocking the Potential of Seed Key Exchange, will take place in on Thursday, August 15, 2024, from 1:00-2:00 pm ET. NMFTA’s Joe Ohr and Ben Gardiner will present.


As vehicles become smarter and more connected, the need for secure communication channels is critical. This session will spotlight seed key exchange, essential for maintaining data integrity and secure interactions. However, despite its importance, the seed key exchange process can be surprisingly simple to exploit, posing significant security risks. This webinar will guide you through the technical landscape of seed key generation, distribution, and validation, helping you understand common vulnerabilities that cybercriminals exploit.

Attendees will gain insights into real-world case studies and strategies to enhance cybersecurity measures. By the end of this session, you’ll be equipped with actionable knowledge to protect your heavy-duty vehicles against emerging threats. Don’t miss the opportunity to enhance the security of your transportation systems!

Meet Your Speakers

Joe Ohr is the chief operating officer at the NMFTA. He brings to the organization over 20 years of experience in engineering product software, gained from roles at Omnitracs, Qualcomm, and Eaton. Ohr has provided strategic guidance, vision, and a roadmap for addressing long-term customer challenges. He has played a key role in accelerating revenue growth and has collaborated closely with IT, product, and engineering teams to foster stronger partnerships with strategic customers and peers.

Ben Gardiner is a senior cybersecurity research engineer contractor at the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) specializing in hardware and low-level software security. Prior to joining the NMFTA team in 2019, Gardiner held security assurance and reversing roles at a global corporation, as well as worked in embedded software and systems engineering roles at several organizations. He is a DEF CON Hardware Hacking Village (DC HHV) volunteer, the chair of the SAE TEVEES18A1 Cybersecurity Assurance Testing TF (drafting J3061-2), and a voting member of the SAE Vehicle Electronic Systems Security Committee.