Some US automotive industry executives fear that their firms are vulnerable to security failure and are not prepared to address it, a KPMG LLP survey taken at the Society of Automotive Engineers#; recent Southern Automotive Manufacturing Conference shows. Only 30% of the 34 executives surveyed at the conference, held on April 9 in Greenville, South Carolina, were confident that their manufacturing operations were secure, and 35% said that their firms were prepared to handle emergencies.