How to Prevent Hackers from Infiltrating the 'Internet of Cars'?

Which should we trust to insulate connected cars from the threat of hackers: private companies or government regulation?
November 20, 2015, 7am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Kent Hoover asks us to "imagine a day when hackers can remotely take control of a moving vehicle." The question is begged during a week when a House committee held a hearing to examine the safety of the "Internet of Cars"—specifically the threat that hackers pose to a transportation system maintained by a technological system of invisible pulleys and levers.

"The question facing Congress," according to Hoover "is whether the government needs to issue more regulations governing new automated and connected vehicle technologies, or rely on automakers to address the cybersecurity and privacy issues created by 'the Internet of cars.'"

According to Hoover's retelling of the committee hearing, automakers and the technology industry "urged Congress to avoid heavyhanded regulations" and let private industry "adjust to new or emerging threats."

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Published on Thursday, November 19, 2015 in Atlanta Business Chronicle
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