Partner Event: Autonomous Vehicles - IoT and Cybersecurity

  • Squire Patton Boggs 275 Battery St., Suite 2600 San Francisco, CA 94111

A Partner Event with Squire Patton Boggs

Autonomous Driving Series - A Collision Course or a Speedbump: IoT Vulnerabilities and Cybersecurity

For the second session of our Autonomous Driving Discussion Series, we will bring together a thought-provoking panel of industry leaders who focus on cybersecurity and privacy issues in relation to autonomous vehicles.

Like all technological innovation, the threat of cyber breaches in autonomous vehicles is real, as recently shown by white hat hackers in a number of high-profile vehicle breaches. Automotive and technology companies are taking these threats seriously. In this age of big data, there are serious concerns about consumer privacy protection, with many questioning how companies will use and retain personal data collected from self-driving cars. In the last few months, various consumer groups and some legislators have voiced concerns about the lack of legislation addressing privacy and security issues in connected vehicles. Recently released government guidelines provide some further guidance, but it remains uncertain whether these will truly protect autonomous vehicles from being hacked in the future.

At this session, our panel of thought leaders will discuss how best to address:

  • Legal Implications: What do autonomous vehicle manufacturers and technology companies need to know about the current state of legislation in the US and abroad regarding cybersecurity and data protection? Do the NHTSA guidelines sufficiently address security and privacy concerns? What can manufacturers and others expect from the forthcoming “best practice” notes that the DOT are expected to release?
  • Compliance: What steps does the industry need to take today to ensure compliance? Will these steps still be relevant when these cars begin to be sold to the general public?
  • Consumer Privacy: Are consumers’ privacy concerns overblown or realistic threats? What steps might manufacturers take to address these concerns?
  • Security Infrastructure: What further security infrastructure is needed to safeguard passengers and assure the public (and potential consumers) of the safety and security of autonomous vehicles? What sort of funding is needed to build such infrastructure to ensure public safety?

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