Congress asks automakers about cybersecurity

Congress asks automakers about cybersecurity

Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have written to automakers and the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration asking about the industryês plan for dealing with cybersecurity threats.

–While threats to vehicle technology currently appear isolated and disparate, as the technology becomes more prevalent, so too will the risks associated with it,” the letter said. –Threats and vulnerabilities in vehicle systems may be inevitable, but we cannot allow this to undermine the potential benefits of these technologies.”

The letter asked for a response to 14 questions by June 11. Among the questions to OEMs: Do you have a dedicated office responsible for evaluating potential cyber-vulnerabilities in your products? What policies/procedures do you use to evaluate cyber-vulnerabilities during the design and testing of vehicle technology? How do you work with suppliers on cyberthreats?

The letter was sent to General Motors, Ford, Fiat, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, Subaru, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Volvo and Tesla.

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