While the next generation of cars will usher in new embedded computers that offer exciting comfort, performance, safety, economy and infotainment applications, cybersecurity engineers are challenged to retain reliability and defend against cyber attacks that could directly impact physical safety and dependability. University of Nevada, Reno electrical and computer engineers presented, at the IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking conference in January, a design for smart cars that improves security, dependability and energy efficiency. The research project is halfway into a two-year development plan.
Hacked emails, a cyberattack that shut down internet service on the East Coast and a breach of 500 million user accounts — these are all examples of cyberattacks that have made headline news in recent weeks. Awareness of a global, chronic cyber problem is growing and becoming more troubling in the eyes of the public. Rather than writing another alarming article about the threat of cyberattacks, we need to ask a more important question: What do we do about it?
Any expert in cyber security will tell you no system is totally secure from hackers, but once I went to a secure facility which was, in fact, totally secure. It was in the 1980s and I was selling DEC VT-100 terminals with a special PC card enabling the CRT to run both as a terminal and a personal computer. A really innovative gadget, at least for that time.
Recent breaches of customer data at Target, Neiman Marcus and Yahoo highlight how important cybersecurity is to nearly every aspect of our lives. It is expected to be one of the biggest growth industries in the coming years — and the University of Nevada, Reno has just created a unique initiative that could put Northern […]
NCET member Carolyn Schrader was recently featured in the Reno Gazette-Journal Carolyn Schrader escapes the autumn chill by stepping into her new professional digs, its unfinished state a reflection of a business that’s literally just starting up. “I don’t even have office space yet,” Schrader said. “Hopefully, it will happen in the next week or […]