It’s a little surprising to learn that the U.S. energy secretary evidently is more worried about “cars being hacked than the electric grid being attacked,” as Forbes reports on the In Homeland Security blog.
Part of the explanation for this “mobile” priority no doubt is that the Department of Energy has been working with the utilities longer than it has with digital dashboard information managers.
“So we should worry about our cars being hacked?,” DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz was asked. “It’s an issue,” he replied, “Information technology is so critical, and yet obviously it creates exposures that we have to stay ahead of. We always emphasize that this is not an area where a stationary defense helps. It’s got to be a dynamic, continually evolving one.”