In-brief: In this Security Ledger podcast, Paul speaks with Sameer Dixit of Spirent Security Labs, a leading tester of connected (“smart”) vehicles. Truly secure, connected vehicles may be years away, he says. In the meantime, security flaws and poorly implemented features are a major issue, Dixit says, with many car companies still preferring bolt on security fixes over secure design.
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In-brief: cyber attacks that affect physical systems are still a small minority of all incidents. But they’re becoming more common. What are some of the attacks we’ve seen to date and what do they tell us about what’s to come? Check out this slide show for an answer to those questions.
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.
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.
In-brief: Security improvements for connected cars may be years away, as both the government and industry struggle to catch up on the cyber security issue, a GAO report found.