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 3-5pm 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: 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). Seating for this event is very limited. Register today to secure your spot.