Harman CEO: Cyber security is our top priority

Harman, which equips more than 25 million automobiles on the road today with its audio and connected-car systems, is tackling security in autonomous vehicles head on. CEO Dinesh Paliwal told Yahoo Finance’s Seana Smith that Harman is concentrating on four Cs: cloud, collaboration, customization and cyber security, with the last being the “most important.”

“You cannot have any connected environment—home or car—without cyber security,” said Paliwal. “The US as a country is seeing that this is not something we can totally conquer, but you need to be prepared and frankly the automotive industry is just not there yet. Thank God, [Harman] has been doubling down on cyber security.”