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Hacker coalition sets out to improve critical device security, challenges car makers

Lucian Constantin | Aug. 11, 2014
The group aims to improve cyber security of medical, automotive, home electronics, and public infrastructure systems.

The group is not only focused on the safety of car computer systems and is actually interested in three other groups of devices that can impact human life: medical devices including implantable, diagnostic, imaging and radiological ones; home devices like consumer electronics, alarm systems, door and garage locks, thermostats and heating and ventilation systems; and public infrastructure systems like those used in aircraft, public transportation, power and electricity, aviation, traffic monitoring, utility services and waste and sewage.

During a talk at DefCon Saturday, I Am the Cavelry co-founders Joshua Corman and Nicholas Percoco, the vice president for strategic services at Rapid7, will provide an overview of the group's first year of activity and the strategies it has built to advance its public safety goals.

"This initiative is not only about finding bugs," Corman said. It's about building relationships between researchers, industry and government, which is much harder, he said.


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