Luckily we're seeing a rise in automotive manufacturers investing in cybersecurity.
Cars are getting smarter and this needs to be backed by good IT security practices.
The theft of vehicles is concerning enough. However, with the possibility of cars being hacked and features including echolocation (designed to detect obstacles in the road) being misused to cause harm to the driver, investment in security and security of intellectual property is absolutely key for manufacturers.
Cars are getting smarter every year but their increasing computational power isn’t being backed up by good IT security practices – hacking them is child’s play. “The only difference [between a computer and a car] is when you have a problem with computer it won’t affect your physical security, but a car can put your life in danger and automotive security is something that the industry needs to take seriously.”