from the puttin-on-the-white-hat dept.
The CBC reports that the Canadian Forces, concerned about the recent news of in-vehicle computer exploits has posted an Tender Notice regarding conducting an ethical hack on selected vehicles for CDN $205k. There is also potential for follow-on work, for an additional $620k.
The work must be performed on their own test systems (Linux/Python). It sounds like they're looking at the vulnerability of vehicles in general, rather than just mil-pattern.
From the article:
The notice says the work would have to be conducted at the Defence Research and Development Canada Valcartier Research Centre. The contractor would have to use the department's own software and extend the software's capabilities as part of the work. The government is offering $205,000 for the main tasks.
The department says it may also ask for optional work, such as identifying and testing potential defensive measures that could stop a vehicle from being attacked and developing standard cybersecurity testing procedures. It would pay up to $620,000 more for that work, which would need to be complete by March 31, 2019.