Does entertainment trump security in connected cars?

“The problem,” said Nathan Wenzler, principal security architect at AsTech Consulting, “is that the industry is not known for moving quickly. They are redesigning with software that they aren’t really familiar with.”  To be fair, auto manufacturers are burdened not only with manufacturing a vehicle, but also with being security experts. “They are asked to be software developers, database managers, SaaS managers. They go from making a car to being a Google,” said Thuen. There is no turning back from that demand now, so Wenzler said, “The responsibility lies with the manufacturers to design software systems to be secure and protected. They are internet able or internet connected. A lot of developers think that because it’s a stripped down version of an operating system that makes it secure. No, you need a lot more than that.”