Cyber security best practices for modern vehicles
While connected cars offer abundant opportunities for consumers, automakers and their suppliers need to consider what the connected car means for consumer privacy and security. As more connected vehicles hit the roads, software vulnerabilities become accessible to malicious hackers using cellular networks, Wi-Fi, and hardline connections to exploit them.
The potential for hackers to gain unauthorized remote access to the vehicle network and compromise critical safety systems puts at risk not just users’ personal information but their physical safety as well.
As noted on TechSpective, “Vehicle manufacturers need to adopt a cybersecurity approach that addresses not only obvious exposures in their car’s software, but also the hidden vulnerabilities that could be introduced by open source [or third-party] components in that software.”