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Update: DHS Funding Research into secure updates for Vehicles

    In-brief: the Department of Homeland Security is putting $4 million towards to research projects aimed at securing connected cars. (Updated to add comments from Dan Massey of DHS. – PFR 11/10/2015)

What will it take to secure the Internet of Things?

  In-brief: progress on securing the Internet of Things requires makers and security experts to compromise and learn to work together, says Cisco’s Marc Blackmer.*

House Committee to discuss Bill to outlaw Car Hacking

  In-brief: The U.S. House of Representatives will take up proposed legislation on Wednesday that would make tampering with the software that runs connected vehicles a crime punishable with a $100,000 fine.

Life and Limb Exception: Researchers OK Outing Dangerous IoT Holes

In-brief: a survey of security professionals finds they are willing to circumvent vendors who do not respond to reports of security holes in their products. 

Senators’ Letter Demands Answers from Detroit on Security

  In-brief: In a letter to leading automakers, Senators Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal have requested more information on security protections in late model vehicles, citing recent demonstrations of wireless hacks.