Automakers warm up to friendly hackers at cybersecurity conference

Automakers warm up to friendly hackers at cybersecurity conference

Posted August 11, 2019

Automakers warm up to friendly hackers at cybersecurity conference

Source: Reuters
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.