The Threat from Inside...Your Automobile

Isaac Porche

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Abstract

Automobiles have a cybersecurity risk. The vulnerabilities
stem from the abundance of software,
computers, and networks that have been designed
into automobiles beginning several decades ago. Published
experimental results and real-world incidents
substantiate the existence of vulnerabilities in today’s
commercial automotive fleet. Like the vulnerabilities
of the Internet, these automobile-based ones are likely
to persist. Security standards, federal motor vehicle
regulations, and a new patching regimen by car owners
will be needed to help mitigate the risk. Until then,
it is not hard to imagine a day when a portion of the
American automobile fleet is taken over by nefarious
actors.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCyberspace: Malevolent Actors, Criminal Opportunities, and Strategic Competition
EditorsPhil Williams, Dighton Fiddner
Place of PublicationCarlisle, PA
PublisherU.S. Army War College
Chapter11
Pages369-388
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)978-1537477589
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016

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