U.S. Cybersecurity Challenge ends this week

Cybersecurity Update – Tune in weekdays at 30 minutes past the hour for the latest cybersecurity news on The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris (6-10 a.m.) and DorobekInsider with Chris Dorobek (3-5 p.m.). U.S. Cyber Challenge started in mid-April and will end this week. They’ve been partnering with the California Office of Information Security for the 2010 Security Treasure Hunt. And, the whole idea is to find people who will have the talent and ability to stop security threats to our information system. The nationwide director of the Cyber Challenge is former Federal CIO Karen Evans, who tells us more about it.

  • Your car may be the next target for hackers. Researchers at two universities were able to remotely lock the brakes, the engine and the windows on a car. They were able to control the car by connecting a laptop to the electronic control system and controlling that computer wirelessly using a second laptop in a separate car. The researchers at the University of Washington and the University of California at San Diego will present their findings at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy in Oakland California. In an interview with CNet the researchers say right now there are no real threat from hackers taking control of cars remotely, but people are taking the potential threat seriously.

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