The July 2015 remote hack of a Jeep Cherokee by security researchers from IOActive served as a catalyst which made vehicle cybersecurity a top priority for the automotive industry, consumers and lawmakers. Since then, Chrysler has recalled 1.4 million Jeeps to patch vulnerabilities and lawmakers have proposed various pieces of legislation to address cybersecurity in vehicles, including the Security and Privacy in Your Car (SPY Car) Act from Senators Markey (MA) and Blumenthal (CT).
In response to the need for legislative and agency education on the issue of vehicle cybersecurity, ICIT has partnered with its Fellow IOActive on a brief entitled “Who’s Behind the Wheel? Exposing the Vulnerabilities and Risks of High Tech Vehicles“. The brief provides a detailed breakdown of the July 2015 Jeep Cherokee hacking demonstration and an analysis of how hackers would behave during a ‘real-world’ attack.