31 Oct '16, 1pm

Feds Preach Cybersecurity to Car Makers

The U.S. traffic safety agency has firmly nudged carmakers into tightening their standards for cybersecurity. And if the nudge fails, then enforceable rules will surely follow. For now, though, the National Highway Transportation Administration is calling its list of best practices mere guidelines. NHTSA published them last Monday, exactly three months after two researchers showed what’s at stake by remotely commandeereding a Jeep Cherokee driving on a highway. The researchers described their attack at a conference held in August. And they talked about other vulnerabilities last week . The main theme of the guidelines is that auto companies should make cybersecurity a priority. That would mean sharing information with rivals, for instance by logging and relaying the details of an attack through “seamless and direct communication channels,” so that other companies can devis...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/cars-that-think/transportation/a...

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