On Thursday, October 5th, Cosgrave attorney Nick Wheeler moderated a panel discussion titled, “Product Hacking, Cyber Security for Products, and the Internet of Things,” at the ALFA International Product Liability and Complex Torts Seminar in Santa Barbara, California.  The panel included individuals from Kubota Tractor Corporation, Brink’s Incorporated and an attorney from the ALFA member firm in Houston, Texas.  The panel discussed how and why smart products are vulnerable in ways that are difficult to protect from hackers, and the liability issues that can arise for the manufacturers of smart products.