Over the last decade, cars have co-opted the benefits of connectivity to offer drivers better methods of navigation, diagnostics, and even access to their favorite entertainment. However, as the successful commandeering of a Jeep by white hat hackers in June attests, connectivity is not without its risks, and cybersecurity has quickly become a top concern for auto manufacturers.
Though the issue of device security speaks broadly to the complexities of protecting the growing web of the Internet of Things, with its visceral connection to the average consumer the automotive space has become a prime source of worry. As a result, legislation is already pending that hopes to quell some of that anxiety.
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