The demand for automotive cybersecurity researchers is outstripping supply as automakers continue to cram more and more computer-based technology into new vehicles.
This offers hackers more and more opportunities to breach systems in vehicles. Stories abound of vehicles being hacked in various scenarios, including one where a tech publication paid hackers to take control of a vehicle while driving.
The list of “definitely hacked” includes Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen and Delphi Automotive, reports the Hill, the Washington D.C. based website focused on policy and political issues. Add Tesla and others to list as well.
The Hill’s list includes companies sponsoring the “Car Hacking Village” sub-conference, which is part of DEF CON, an influential cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas. The village is attracting more companies who are seeking researchers to help make auto vehicle systems more secure.
“This year it’s definitely bigger in terms of industry support,” said Casey Ellis, founder of Bugcrowd, one of the sponsors of the Car Hacking Village.
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