New Report Finds Security Gaps in Vehicle Technology
- By Matt Holden
- Feb 09, 2015
A new report by U.S. Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass) says that security measures used in cars are “inconsistent and haphazard.” The report also reaches the conclusion that most car manufacturers don’t have the ability to find security breaches or respond when they happen.
“Drivers have come to rely on these new technologies, but unfortunately the automakers haven’t done their part to protect us from cyber attacks or privacy invasions,” Markey wrote in the report.
The report, which collected data from 16 automakers, found a “clear lack of appropriate security measures to protect drivers against hackers who may be able to take control of a vehicle.”
Matt Holden is an Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media, Inc. He received his MFA and BA in journalism from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He currently writes and edits for Occupational Health & Safety magazine, and Security Today.