Addressing Cyber Risks in Connected Cars and Beyond

In today’s digital world, cyber is everywhere. This is especially true in the automotive industry, where emerging, sophisticated technologies are promoting unprecedented disruption in almost every aspect of the automotive ecosystem.

In recent years, technology has claimed a prominent place in our vehicles, all in the name of enhancing customer satisfaction, safety, and security. Now, as the Internet of Things (IoT) interconnect cars and devices that create, share, and act on data without human intervention, technology has become more central to the act of mobility.

However, the shift from an environment of independent, closed vehicle systems to the connected vehicle ecosystems has presented a new set of cybersecurity concerns.
The automakers need to consider a myriad of cybersecurity risks, as the future of intelligent mobility takes shape. The new security paradigm relates not only to privacy and the usual security concerns, but also to the physical safety of the drivers and passengers.

Thus, cybersecurity has become an imperative consideration for the automotive industry when determining the reliability, resilience, and trustworthiness of a vehicle.

It’s Time to Act!

The automotive industry needs a cybersecurity strategy suitable for the purpose, and that purpose keeps changing. As automobile companies invest in emerging technologies and revamp their core architecture to allow for innovative collaboration, their cybersecurity strategy must evolve. Most companies are handling the basics well, but the trend has moved beyond the basic cybersecurity needs.

A typical vehicle today contains around 70 computational systems running up to 100 million lines of programming code, 2X times as many lines of code as the Windows Vista OS. A single vulnerability among these components, systems, and services can put an entire automotive ecosystem at the risk of an attack, and the potential exposure ranges from inconvenience to massive safety breakdowns.

In the face of such challenges, automakers must remain secure, vigilant, and resilient by adopting robust, multi-layered automotive cybersecurity solutions to safeguard their ecosystems and the data they create.

Automotive companies ahead of the cybersecurity curve can achieve higher levels of performance in cyber attributes, such as:

  • 4X Advantage in restricting targeted attacks
  • 4X Faster breach detection
  • 3X Faster breach recovery
  • 2X Reduced breach impact

Now is the time to act upon a proper automotive cyber security strategy that balances innovation and risk for the road ahead.

StealthLabs Hears You!

Modern vehicular technology can enhance the safety and effectiveness of mobility. Yet, the automotive industry must navigate through several emerging cybersecurity threats, compounded by the rise in both physical and digital endpoints.

SteahthLabs helps automotive stakeholders navigate the new mobility landscape by:

  • Building Talent: We help you cultivate the industry’s cybersecurity standards, methodologies, expertise, and awareness to improve overall vehicle safety.
  • Securing the Product: Our team of automotive security experts will help you create secure product development and software coding regimens to build, operate, and maintain critical hardware and software components.
  • Monitoring threats: We support you in developing robust technology and monitoring capabilities to address security events and responses.
  • Developing Resilience: With deep domain expertise, we aid you in developing security capabilities within the automobile, its ecosystem, and the supply chain.

Headquartered in Texas, StealthLabs is a US-based cybersecurity service and solutions provider. With over a decade-long industry presence, we have been serving the world’s most security-conscious organizations from all industries, including automotive, finance, banking, healthcare, and manufacturing. Our wide range of cybersecurity services includes Identity and Access Management (IAM), Data Governance, Incidence Response, and Compliance Advisory Services.

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