by Marie Kauna – EMTV Online, Port Moresby
As cars become more connected, the threat of hacking becomes increasingly difficult and uncontrollable.
To avoid situations of hacking cars on the road, BT has announced a new security initiative called ‘Assure Ethical Hacking for Vehicles”,
The initiative is designed for connected vehicles including buses, trucks and cars.
It has been designed to avoid hackers from controlling a connected car while travelling on the road, a situation when the owner or the driver is given no control over the steer, brakes and the seatbelt.
While this initiative will carry out its penetration testing on connected vehicles, Intel has launched its new security organisation called ‘Automotive Security Research Board’ (ASRB).
The new security organisation ASRB comprises of Intel, security consultancy IOActive, lobby group, I Am The Cavalry and the vehicle research lab collective Open Garages.
ASRB is co-authored by eight Intel security researchers and sets out three primary areas of focus – security lifecycle development, supply chain security and use of recognised secure coding standards.
The organisation will work to codify best practices and design recommendations through ongoing security tests and audits for safer travelling of connected cars.