The move toward connected and autonomous vehicles is reflected in the increasingly complex electronic and digital architecture of vehicles. However, while the focus has been resting on the value derived from these technologies, the risks and threats associated with them tend to be overlooked.
New analysis by Frost & Sullivan, “An Insight on Cybersecurity Complexities and Initiatives in the Automotive Industry,” finds that car manufacturers are acknowledging these realities and are increasingly making automotive cybersecurity a strategic priority. In response to the heightened vulnerabilities of today’s highly connected and digitised vehicles, automakers are actively developing inclusive, multi-layered security solutions.
“Connectivity provides numerous customer experience, safety, as well as commercial and societal benefits, provided that they can be secured,” noted Byron Messaris, Senior Mobility Consultant at Frost & Sullivan. “A new class of companies is beginning to launch and scale solutions that will provide the necessary layers of protection to ensure that the potential of connected vehicles is not undermined by security vulnerabilities.”