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U.S. Wants to Build Cybersecurity Protection Plan for Cars

Cryptogon [1]
August 4, 2011

Better make sure your car’s firewall and antivirus definitions are up to date. *grin*

Via: Network World [2]:

As cars and other forms of transportation increasingly rely on online systems for everything from safety to onboard entertainment, the cybersecurity threat from those who would exploit such electronic control packages has also increased.

That’s why the US Department of Transportation (DOT) today issued a Request For Information to the security industry to help it devise a roadmap to build “motor vehicle safeguards against cybersecurity threats and assure the reliability and safety of automotive electronic control systems.”