Automakers warm up to friendly hackers at cybersecurity conference
By: Tina Bellon
Published: August 11, 2019
* At a conference where hackers can try their hand at picking locks and discover cyber vulnerabilities in a makeshift hospital, they can also endeavor to break into the control units of cars and take over driving functions.
* Those efforts at the DEF CON security convention in Las Vegas this weekend are sponsored by carmakers and suppliers that have increasingly recognized the need to collaborate with so-called white hat hackers – cyber experts who specialize in discovering vulnerabilities to help organizations.