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On October 24, 2016, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) announced the release of Cybersecurity Best Practices for Modern Vehicles, a non-binding, proposed guidance document designed to assist the automotive industry in improving motor vehicle cybersecurity and mitigating threats to safety.

The guidance is intended to apply broadly to “all individuals and organizations manufacturing and designing vehicle systems and software,” including entities that design, supply, manufacture, alter or modify motor vehicles or motor vehicle equipment.  The voluntary best practices described in the guidance are intended to “provide a solid foundation for developing a risk-based approach” to mitigating cybersecurity risks throughout the automotive industry.


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