Known for its hardware, software and wetware security services, IOActive has announced that it will be expanding its automotive security testing practice.

An investment into a garage located within its testing labs will enable the security firm to conduct various tests that will ultimately allow it to provide vehicle manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with security and risk mitigation strategies, according to a release by the company.

The practice will be conducting full vehicle penetration testing, software testing, vehicle architecture assessments and client-sponsored private research, among other testing.

In addition, the company also announced that renowned security researcher Charlie Miller will be joining the company's advisory board.  

At DefCon 2013, Chris Valasek, director of vehicle security research for IOActive, and Miller presented research on how an outsider could “physically control” a vehicle.