Accidental debt collections: A new VA income stream strategy.
(TLDR: More broken software!) The VA’s internal watchdog released a report which showed several instances in which the agency’s automated business rules within the VA’s electronic systems improperly triggered debt collection from veterans. The VA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) discovered several instances in which the agency collected debts without first providing veterans with legally required notice, and attributed the errors to automated rules followed by a software program.
Tesla hacked while driving? Let’s try to prevent that, mmkay? (says NHTSA).
The final version of the NHTSA’s cybersecurity practices will be published in the Federal Register on Friday, focusing on cryptographic techniques to mitigate hacking risks as vehicles become more technologically integrated. In the Cybersecurity Best Practices for the Safety of Modern Vehicles final draft, NHTSA officials took advice from the public during the draft publication’s open comment period and added more detail on key systems and cryptographic elements, as well as how attackers may use software updates to infiltrate a vehicle’s network. Other topics that were added to the scope of the guidance, pursuant to public comments, include right-to-repair issues, new references to source materials and rewording.