Justin Cappos on Why Cars Are Not Like Computers When It Comes to Cybersecurity

Justin Cappos is a professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department at New York University [Tandon School of Engineering], where his research addresses problems in security, systems, software update systems, and virtualization. His research philosophy focuses on solving real world security problems in practice, with software such as Docker, git, Python, and most Linux distributions using his research advances. The practical impact of his work is why Cappos was named to Popular Science’s Brilliant 10 list in 2013. In this interview, he explores how updates and other security processes are unique to the automotive world.

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