A study on Cyber Threats to Automated Cars


Authorities in Japan are intending to launch a study on the cyber threats that could target self-driving cars. The research is meant to prepare the country’s law enforcement to deal with such attacks and keep the populace safe from any untoward incident.

Self Driving cars are those which use internet access for navigation and Japan’s National Police Agency is worried that such cars could become easy targets for crime doers.

As the government of Japan is planning to launch autonomous car services on expressways by 2020 in order to give a big transportation boost or the Summer Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo, it is planning to weed out the anomalies affecting its objective by next year. For this reason, the Police Agency has allocated $63,000 for the study on cyber attacks on automated cars which are expected to begin in the next fiscal year- i.e. April 2019.

Cybersecurity experts say that such studies will not only help in the proliferation of technologies in a secure way but will also help the people using those services feel secure.

News is out that the researchers assigned the duty to study the vulnerabilities will be using machine learning tools in order to combat security risks associated with autonomous vehicles.

And as the world is preparing to get a transition to 5G data networks, leveraging AI tools to secure self-driving cars will help autonomous car operators detect cyber threats well in time and react accordingly within a millisecond time frame.

In the coming years, there is no doubt that hackers will try to intercept the operations of autonomous cars. At the same time as maturity levels among the cybersecurity professionals increase with time, they are sure to come up with powerful tactics to defend the connected cars against such attacks.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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