The Danger of Self-Driving Cars

January 16, 2018

As self-driving technology makes its way to the forefront of our society, many are forgetting to think about the cybersecurity risks involved. Ang Cui, CEO at Red Balloon Security, joins Cheddar to discuss some of the threats we need to take into account before hitting the road.

Cui explains most autonomous cars have dozens of electronic control units that run a range of functions. However, many of those tiny computers don't have sufficient security to protect against hackers. Financial information may even be at risk when, in the future, you link your credit card with your car to pay for tolls or parking.

In related news, Blackberry recently announced the launch of a cybersecurity product named Jarvis, which will try to stop driverless cars from being hacked. Cui talks about the future of this type of software and how security companies will start launching products similar to Jarvis.