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AN: FCA looking for hackers

by David Zatz on

Automotive News’ Larry Vellequette researched and found listings for computer hackers who can find problems and suggestion repairs to security in their software. This follows the 2014 hack of a Jeep Cherokee, resulting in its remote control, due to a breach of the car’s cellular connection. That vulnerability was fixed before the article was published, and took two professionals a good deal of time to discover, but the life-threatening nature of the outcome has apparently had an effect on Fiat Chrysler.


The company already has a cybersecurity incident response team (CIRT) to make sure that problems are resolved quickly. One job on this team has been open since the end of September, and includes running security assessments and finding competency gaps within the CIRT itself.  Automotive News story.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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