PFP Cybersecurity keeps your car safe from hackers

VIENNA, Va. — The Washington Post recently featured a company that works in cybersecurity to keep hackers from tampering with vehicles.

After last year’s high-profile corporate data breaches, hundreds of start-ups have popped up with newfangled ways of spotting hackers within the electronic noise, usually by looking for virtual “threat signatures” pulled from expensive databases.

But Vienna-based PFP Cybersecurity is trying something different: tracking tiny changes in power usage and radio waves emitted by hardware. When something out-of-the ordinary happens — like an unexplained spike in power coming off a computer chip — PFP’s system raises a red flag that something might be wrong.

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Source: Washington Post

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