Security Innovation

Attacks or No, Security Firms Race to Connected Vehicle Market

In-brief: Security giant Symantec’s foray into automotive security is just the latest sign that the connected car market is the new frontier for cyber security firms. But a dearth of attacks and long development cycles may slow progress.

Researchers Prove Connected Cars Can Be Tracked – IEEE Spectrum

In-brief: research from the University of Twente in The Netherlands suggests that vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications may enable passive surveillance of a vehicle’s movements, raising privacy concerns. 

Report: Fear of lawsuits chills car hack research | TheHill

In-brief: The Department of Transportation is weighing policies governing independent security researchers’ work on connected vehicles. But security industry experts worry that overreach could put a chill on independent research on connected cars. 

Java is My Co-Pilot: Weighing the Security of Connected Cars

In-brief: scandals like the one gripping Volkswagen and the hack of vehicles by Chrysler Fiat have a common thread: a lack of transparency about the software that powers modern cars. A panel at the recent Security of Things Forum took up this issue, and we have the video to share.