Symantec Embeds Internet of Things Security in Cars

Symantec claims that 10 million cars will have its security technology this year. When security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek demonstrated at the Black Hat 2015 conference how they hacked a Jeep remotely, they might as well have inadvertently started an entire new industry for automotive security technology. On June 8, Symantec officially announced its Anomaly Detection for Automotive product, which joins a growing list of technologies and vendors aimed at preventing researchers like Miller and Valasek, or malicious hackers, from attacking cars.Brian Witten, senior director of IoT Security at Symantec, said his company has been in the machine learning space since 2004 and is now bringing that expertise to the embedded systems of automobiles.”We already have a product in market in the hands of the top automakers that…


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