In addition to leading Privacy4Cars’ mission to bring real privacy and identity protection to the automotive sector, Amico co-chairs the Compliance Committee at the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance where he leads the privacy and cybersecurity initiative. Amico also speaks regularly at universities and conferences surrounding privacy and cybersecurity for vehicles, and has responsibly disclosed multiple cybersecurity vulnerabilities, including CarsBlues: a hack that works across over 20 makes and tens of millions of vehicles and makes it easy to exploit infotainment systems with commonly available hardware by exposing the PI previous users may have synched through their phones.
Amico has a MSc in Engineering from Università degli Studi di Cagliari in Italy and Linköping University in Sweden, and received his Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia Business School in New York. Prior to launching Privacy4Cars, Amico spent a decade in the automotive sector as the President of Jack Cooper Logistics, and previously worked at McKinsey & Co. and at General Electrics/NBC Universal.
As one of the nation’s leading expert in vehicle privacy and cybersecurity, Amico, his research, and his groundbreaking work on Privacy4Cars are often featured by national media, including ABC News, NBC News, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and NPR, as well as specialized trades in cybersecurity, legal, and automotive industries.