Car and Driver Will Help Bring Transparency to Transportation Security

As the world becomes more reliant upon platforms and systems, understanding cybersecurity has never been more important for both the transportation consumer and the business executive.

Unfortunately, the cybersecurity industry has consistently ignored the consumer (there’s no money in consumer cybersecurity products) and has itself been ignored or under-funded by the C-Suite. To make matters worse, Hollywood exaggerates the threat, politicians and terrorists leverage it, and organized crime profits from it. For these reasons and more, cybersecurity education in a language that consumers and executives understand has never been more critical.

I’m thrilled to announce that Car and Driver magazine is going to help make that happen by becoming the exclusive media sponsor and co-producer of the Securing Mobility Summit at AutoMobility LA on Nov 27th. The Summit will bring together 300 people from government, industry, and the media to learn about and discuss a wide variety of issues including:

  • How to defend autonomous fleets from being hijacked by terrorists and used as weapons
  • Watch an attacker and defender go head-to-head using a virtual model of the car’s network.
  • Learn the importance of resilient systems in your security plan from the CTO of SpotX, an organic farmer, and a Top Gun air combat instructor.

This year marks the first time that any international automotive show has dedicated a full day to the issue of security, and Car and Driver has not only committed editorial and advertising space to the Summit, but is sending its editor-in-chief Eddie Alterman to participate.

Here’s how Eddie described the magazine when he took over as editor-in-chief in 2009:

Car and Driver has the best content, the best heritage, and the best future of any car magazine. It’s bigger than its category — it’s an American icon, a brand whose name has become shorthand for car magazines in general, in the way that Coke stands for cola. I promise not to turn C/D into New Coke. My job is to keep this great institution thriving and true to itself, and to bring you all the authority, independence, and general outrageousness of Car and Driverwherever and however you may want it — in paper form, online, on your phone, or in ways that haven’t been invented yet.

There is no more exciting sector in the world of cybersecurity than the transportation sector, and there’s no better magazine to cover it than Car and Driver.

Get more information as well as tickets for the Securing Mobility Summitand AutoMobility LA at their respective websites, and watch for the full page ad in the October issue of Car and Driver which comes out in early September.