How can you be sure that your smart car, with all its fabulous features, isn’t the victim of a publicly-disclosed white hat hack? Or even worse, a black hat hacker who causes real harm to life and limb?
In this blog series, I’ll draw from my many years of security work with safety critical devices, and share some key strategies for increasing the security of a car’s system and for preventing car hacks.
- In today’s post (part 1 of the series), I’ll discuss specific vulnerabilities and explain how to use our Mocana Security of Things Platform to easily secure a car and prevent the sort of exploits that make headline news.
- In part 2, I’ll present specific design goals that are critical to building hardened systems that are resistant to hacking.
- Part 3 continues the theme of designing in security. Hacks are made possible by code vulnerabilities, but by paying close attention to how you design, build, and test the code, and physically secure devices, you can minimize the potential for exploits.
So now on to today’s topics! Here’s an eight-point checklist of vulnerabilities to guard against.