The Security and Privacy of Your Car (SPY Car) bill has been reintroduced by Senators from Massachusetts and Connecticut. This bill introduces a number of security measures that would beef up the cybersecurity of cars. Some of these initiatives includes: critical systems to be isolated from non-critical systems, breach detection with reporting capabilities, and a “cyber dashboard” that displays a scorecard of how secure the car is. Another piece of this bill is the requirement for manufactures to explain what type of driving data is being collected and how it is being used.
Personally, I am behind this bill. As cars become more connected to the network, even if they are not “electric cars,” cybersecurity should be the focus by all manufacturers. The one thing I like about this bill, the protection of the driver’s privacy is included (with the data collection disclosure requirement), and not the just the cybersecurity of the car itself.