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Car Cybersecurity Center Of New Bipartisan Bill

House of Representatives' SPY Car Study Act aimed at setting cybersecurity standards for new vehicles.

A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the US House of Representatives aimed at beefing up cybersecurity standards for connected cars.

The Security and Privacy in Your Car Study Act of 2017, or SPY Car Study Act, was sponsored by Reps. Joe Wilson (R-SC) and Ted Lieu(D-Calif.) , who previously co-authored an article on the subject.

The goal is to get experts to devise cybersecurity standards for new vehicles, including relevant firewall measures, isolating critical systems, plus setting an execution deadline, according to Ars Technica.

“By conducting a thorough study of isolation measures, detection protocol, and other best practices, we can bring industry, advocates, and government together to encourage innovation while ensuring consumer protection," says Wilson.

The groups participating in the study will include the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Federal Trade Commission, National Institutes of Standards and Technology, and Department of Defense. They are expected to present a preliminary report to the Congress within one year of the act possibly becoming law.

Read details on Ars Technica.

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