1-Hour Program

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The motor vehicles on the road today are cyber-physical systems with cybersecurity vulnerabilities that could be exploited, resulting in harm to vehicle occupants, others on the road, and the general public.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued the final version of its Cybersecurity Best Practices for the Safety of Modern Vehicles.  NHTSA describes vehicle cybersecurity as an “organizational priority” and these best practices as being applicable to all individuals and companies that are designing and manufacturing electronic systems and software for vehicles.

Our speakers will discuss:

  • Overview of software and other technology in motor vehicles (10 minutes)
  • Potential cybersecurity risks in vehicles that are currently available and as we move closer to fully autonomous vehicles becoming available (10 minutes)
  • The risk-based approach to vehicle cybersecurity envisioned by NHTSA (10 minutes)
  • The applicability of NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework (10 minutes)
  • Recommendations related to over the air updates, aftermarket devices, and balancing cybersecurity with the right to repair (10 minutes)
  • How liability for damage resulting from motor vehicle cybersecurity failures could be apportioned under product liability law or other laws (10 minutes)


Who Should Attend:  In-house counsel, outside attorneys, privacy, technology, automotive industry and other allied professionals interested in motor vehicle cybersecurity

Program Level: Update

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None




Ronald J. Hedges

Ronald J. Hedges LLC


Peter Stockburger

Dentons US LLP


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