New York University has received a $1.4 million grant award from the Department of Homeland Securityâ€™sÂ science and technology directorate to developÂ cybersecurity tools for automobiles.
Led by Prof. Justin Cappos, the NYÂ team plans to develop an update system for software in road vehicles, DHS said Tuesday.
The project aims to help the government and private vehicle owners address cyber attacks.
â€œThis is a critical time in the design and deployment of cyber physical systems,â€ said Reginald Brothers, DHS undersecretary for science and technology.
â€œCyber threats are constantly changing, and S&T is working to develop innovative solutions to keep pace with these changes and defend against cyber threats for physical systems such as automobiles,â€ Brothers added.