29 May '15, 9pm

Congress Making Inquiry Into Auto Cybersecurity

Congress Making Inquiry Into Auto Cybersecurity

The federal government is looking for answers on how automakers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) plan to deal with auto cybersecurity in their vehicles. The House Energy and Commerce Committee has sent 17 letters to major automakers and NHTSA, requesting more information on how the auto industry will deal with infrastructure and technological changes in today’s cars. “We are entering a new era in cybersecurity. The explosion of new, connected devices and services is exacerbating existing cybersecurity challenges and has introduced another potential consequence – the threat of physical harm – as products responsible for public health and safety are integrated into the Internet ecosystem,” reads the letter. Hackers have already proven that vehicle functions, such as throttle and braking, can be accessed remotely through a computer. “This will be...

Full article: http://www.hybridcars.com/congress-making-inquiry-into-au...

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