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Cyber Threat Brief: Security Concerns Around Self-Driving Automobiles

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Autonomous vehicles promise to provide numerous benefits to mankind, such as improvements in safety, increased productivity, and more access to transportation. As with every other major advance in technology, creating vehicles that can drive autonomously introduces new issues and concerns that must be overcome. The two biggest challenges beyond the achievement of autonomous driving itself are security concerns and appropriate legislation and regulations. This document discusses the security concerns of self-driving technology and provides potential mitigation strategies for each of the following topics:

  • Sensor Jamming, Spoofing, and Blinding
  • DoS/DDoS
  • Forged Vehicle Communications
  • Leaked Data
  • Physical Attacks