Tuesday July 28, 2015

Firewalls Can't Protect Today's Connected Cars

Focusing on stopping an attack after hackers are already in your system? That seems a bit risky. I just wonder why mission critical stuff like brakes, acceleration, steering etc. aren't on an isolated non-connected system in the first place.

The automobile industry needs to follow Sun Tzu's advice to secure increasingly connected vehicles from hackers, according to experts. Instead of building firewalls to keep cyber attacks out, which industry watchers say is ultimately a futile endeavor, build systems that recognize what a security breach looks like in order to stop it before any real damage is done.