Re: [SystemSafety] Hackers take over *control* of a car wirelessly

From: Martyn Thomas < >
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:09:33 +0100

Wired says:

On Tuesday morning, Senators Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal plan to introduce new legislation thatís designed to require cars sold in the U.S. to meet certain standards of protection against digital attacks and privacy. The legislation, as described to WIRED by a Markey staffer, would call on the National Highway Safety and Transportation Administration and the Federal Trade Commission to together create new standards that automakers would be required to meet in terms of both their vehiclesí defenses from hackers and how the companies safeguard any personal information such as location records collected from the vehicles they sell.

Those standards are going to be hard to develop, especially if they want high assurance of security against cyberattack. I predict that they advocate restricting access to technical details of vehicles and that the assurance relies on penetration testing.


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