The CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University once again has updated its list of technologies that might present challenges from an information security and safety perspective.
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS): Future ITSs will provide communications and data between connected and autonomous cars and trucks, road infrastructure, and other types of vehicles. The impact of security compromises is similar to that for individual autonomous or connected vehicles, CERT said, but on a larger scale. A miscommunication in systems, accidental or intentional, could lead to numerous traffic accidents. Privacy is a concern due to the ability to track a vehicle’s location in real time.