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ENISA Looking for Help with Cybersecurity Policies For Autos

July 19, 2016 15:500 comments
The EU's leading information privacy and security group will be issuing a report on smart car security and is soliciting feedback from auto industry suppliers and experts.

In-brief: The EU’s leading information privacy and security group will be issuing a report on smart car security and is soliciting feedback from auto industry suppliers and experts.

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DARPA Grand Challenge Spurs Automation, AI to Secure Internet of Things

July 18, 2016 10:360 comments
Seven teams of finalists will program machines to play against other machines for a $2 million top prize.

In-brief: A hacker capture the flag tournament will take place without any human intervention. It’s the final competition in DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge, a contest to spur developments in automation and artificial intelligence to solve cyber security problems. 

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Update- Zero to 60: Experts Divided on Wisdom of Fiat Chrysler’s Bounty

July 15, 2016 14:111 comment
Update- Zero to 60: Experts Divided on Wisdom of Fiat Chrysler’s Bounty

In-brief: Security experts are divided on Fiat Chrysler’s new bug bounty program, with some decrying small dollar awards, while others argue the company may have moved far too quickly in offering cash rewards to begin with.

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Update: Regulator says Ransomware Infections Likely Reportable Under HIPAA

July 14, 2016 13:030 comments
Two U.S. Senators are requesting information about the government's experience with ransomware - asking whether Uncle Sam has paid ransoms to get data back.

In-brief: The Department of Health and Human Services issued guidance that declared most ransomware infections to be reportable under the Federal HIPAA patient privacy law.

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Fiat Chrysler Launches Public Bug Bounty – But It’s Not All That

July 13, 2016 16:530 comments
Fiat Chrysler Launches Public Bug Bounty – But It’s Not All That

In-brief: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has unveiled a public “bounty” program that will pay security researchers up to $1,500 dollars for information on vulnerabilities in software used in conjunction with the company’s vehicles. Don’t get too excited. 

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