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Defending Against Car Hacking: Tips, Tricks, & Tesla (Infographic)

June 2nd, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

Connected cars require increased vigilance to ensure their safety. While some of today's cars have documented vulnerabilities (e.g. the infamous hacked Jeep), Tesla has been steadfast in its efforts to defend against car-hacking efforts. The Silicon Valley automaker even works with "white hat" hackers to proactively identify and fix security flaws. And, Tesla's robust efforts often involve substantial rewards


Microgrid Cybersecurity Tightens With Standards Adoption

December 26th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston

Hackers targeting the electrical grid, your local utility, or the solar microgrid your home is linked into will have a harder time disrupting your electrons in the near future. Manufacturers of electronic equipment used in smart homes, in microgrids, and in utilities are beginning to adopt a set of cybersecurity standards set out by the Underwriters Laboratory. At the same time, manufacturer-sponsored test hacking is helping to drive more frequent —and more secure — firmware and software upgrades



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