Miller and Valasek

Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller

Can Self Driving Cars Be Secured? Car Hacking Duo Isn’t Sure

Can consumer-owned self-driving cars like those being made by Tesla, BMW and Mercedes and others be secured from cyber attack? The hackers who famously commandeered a Jeep Cherokee using software attacks say they aren’t so sure. 

Episode 107: What’s Hot at Black Hat & does DHS need its new Risk Management Center?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 46:44 — 53.5MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this episode of The Security Ledger Podcast (#107): Hacker Summer Camp takes place in Las Vegas this week as the Black Hat, DEFCON and B-Sides conferences take place. We’re joined by DigiCert Chief Technology Officer Dan Timpson to talk about the presentations that are worth seeing. And, in our second segment, The Department of Homeland Security launched a new Risk Analysis Center that sounds a whole lot like some programs it already runs. Is this bureaucratic overkill or is DHS on to something?

Jeep Hackers Miller and Valasek Reunite at Autonomous Driving Start-up Cruise

In-brief: Security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek are re-uniting at autonomous driving start-up Cruise after both, independently leaving ride hailing firm Uber in recent months. 

Will ‘Right to Repair’ imperil IoT Security?

In-brief: the firm Pen Test Partners notes that there are security arguments against expanding right to repair laws. But do they stand up to scrutiny? 

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Podcast – Smart Vehicle Security: A Report from the Lab

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.