The Annual Technology Vectors brief has been published by the AFCEA International Technology Committee

  The Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA) International Technology Committee has released an update of its annual presentation on current technology trends.

The briefing provides insights and expertise on emerging technology hot topics most relevant to Federal technology leaders and why these technologies require further scrutiny.

The technology vectors are featured in a concise knowledge base format and includes points of contact for questions and additional information.

Vector topics include elements and sub-elements surrounding cloud computing, smart/additive manufacturing, big data analytics, Apache Hadoop & Apache NiFi, advanced cybersecurity, quantum computing, and mobility/wireless communications.

The advanced cybersecurity areas include cyber supply chain anti-counterfeit measures, light-weight encryption for use in IoT devices, micro-segmentation protection capabilities in data centers, and artificial intelligence (AI) insertion for machine-to-machine security.

Requests for downloads of the presentation can be made at:

http://www.afcea.org/signal/resources/linkreq.cfm?id=114

Fiat-Chrysler recalls 1.4M Vehicles to Prevent Hacking

Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers detailed how they were able to take control of a Jeep Cherokee SUV over the Internet.

The company will update software to insulate the vehicles from being remotely controlled, and it implied that the hackers committed a crime, saying in a statement Friday that unauthorized remote manipulation of a vehicle is a criminal act.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/07/24/fiat-chrysler-recalls-14m-vehicles-to-prevent-hacking/

Using the Internet to Remotely Control, then KIll Automobile Smart Technology

More news on wide=spectrum hacking and the vulnerabilities of smart technology use by the automotive industry and the growing sophistication of hackers in presented in a recent article in Fox News Online and Wired magazine.

“Fiat Chrysler last week quietly issued a software patch for critical security vulnerabilities related to its “Uconnect” vehicle-connectivity system. The vulnerabilities were dramatically detailed in a Wired story that was posted Tuesday.

Two “white hat” hackers remotely connected to a Jeep Cherokee as a reporter drove it down a Missouri freeway. They made the radio blast at full volume and turned on the windshield wipers, but also cut off the transmission as a truck approached and, later, disconnected the brakes, sending the Cherokee into a ditch.

Owners of 2013, 2014 and 2015 models of Chrysler vehicles can download the new software update onto a USB stick, which then can be plugged into the car. Chrysler dealers will also install the update for free…”

More all this story can be found at:

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/07/21/patch-your-chrysler-vehicle-before-hackers-kill/?intcmp=features

and

http://www.wired.com/2015/07/hackers-remotely-kill-jeep-highway/