Chris Valasek is a Security Architect at Cruise Automation. Valasek is regarded for his work in the automotive security arena. Valasek was lauded for the remote compromise of a 2014 Jeep Cherokee, whereby he and his research partner obtained physical control of the vehicle. Valasek specializes in reverse engineering and exploitation research. Chris has a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh and is the chairman of SummerCon, America's longest running hacker conference.