The US congress should be commended for its efforts to ensure that connected and autonomous cars are safe and secure by requiring minimal cyber security standards. We have heard time and time again about cars being hacked and control taken over from the outside. This is a serious threat when you consider these 2 ton machines being converted into weapons.
But authorities should also not forget that unsecured home IoT devices are also a serious threat. We have seen cases of home web cameras used to violate privacy but also attempts at physical harm or kidnap children. We also hear of terrorist organizations trying to interfere with infrastructure connected to IoT. There was one instance where water dam measurement and control systems open, even without password protection. Though they may not be a 2 ton weapon they still are dangerous